When she lost both of her jobs and couldn’t provide for her family, the single mother of three had to move her family into a shed. Aaron, who was eight years old at the time, offered to help his family because he knew they were in need…
We all have fantasies. Take, for example, an 8-year-old child named Aaron Moreno, who aspired to be a judge but also hoped to one-day design shoes for a well-known company. While those ambitions are high on his to-do list, he’s still simply a kid who enjoys Flamin’ Hot Cheetos!
That’s why, whenever he heard the familiar ice cream truck sound, he ran to his mother and gazed at her, hoping she could buy him his favorite treat.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing.
The anguish of a mother
It’s painful for his mother to say no to her son because she doesn’t have the money for a simple snack.
Berenice Pacheco, Aaron’s mother, is an undocumented single mother who is striving to make ends meet. That’s why, no matter how much she wanted her son to enjoy his favorite snack, she’d have to tell him about their predicament.
“This kid was always asking for Hot Cheetos when I lost both my jobs in March due of the corona-virus pandemic and we had little choice but to live in a shed,” Aaron’s mother told CNN. “It’s only $3, but it can make a big difference when you have kids and don’t have a job.”
Having to live in a shed
Nothing hurts a mother more than seeing her children suffer. That’s why, even though everything felt unattainable at the time, she wanted to do everything she could to get back on track.
They were living in a hut that didn’t have any bedrooms. There was no Internet, no bathroom, no air conditioning, and not even a nice table.
Berenice was in pain since they were stuck there.
“It shattered my heart as a mother,” she said. “I felt as if I was betraying my children.”
Her 8-year-old kid, unbeknownst to her, was keeping an eye on her. Aaron was aware of their predicament and wished to assist his mother. Aaron, unlike some children, did not throw tantrums; instead, he was there to support his mother.
Starting a company
Starting a company
Aaron volunteered to assist. He spent his mother’s final $12 on succulents. He began selling them to neighbors for a tiny profit, and soon, everything was gone!
He was overjoyed, and they went out for ice cream to celebrate their achievement, but then he noticed something. He wanted to do it all over again, and he wanted to turn it into a full-time job.
In an interview with CNN, Aaron said, “Our shed was hot and cramped, and I wasn’t happy.” “I started my garden so my mother wouldn’t be anxious, because I hate seeing her struggle.”
What lovely things from your youngster to hear.
For them, that was the beginning. Berenice and Aaron used to get up early every day and ride the bus to the flower district. They would buy their supplies and sell them there.
They mainly sold their plants out of their small shed, but on occasion, they would set up a pop-up shop.
Berenice once shared images of her son’s surprise business venture. She posted this on Instagram, and their relatives and friends rallied behind them, buying plants and sharing their tales.
Until Aaron’s Garden went viral one day, and he started getting requests for his plants!
Returning to normalcy
Berenice’s high school buddy Esli Ramos established a GoFundMe campaign for her friend and her son. She wanted to do everything she could to assist them in finding suitable housing.
Expectations were exceeded.
The first $1,000 goal was met, and the total now stands at over $56,000!
Berenice and Aaron were able to purchase their automobile and move into their new apartment thanks to the funds raised through the GoFundMe campaign.
That was only the beginning.
A $1,000 donation was also made by a customer, which Aaron offered to his mother to help her bring her older sister, Ayleen Pacheco, home.
“Bringing back Aaron’s sister is the nicest part of what Aaron has done for us,” Berenice added. “It was so difficult to be without her, and now we’re back to being a whole family.” And I was overjoyed to see that despite spending so much time apart, they maintained their incredible friendship. It’s a wonderful thing.”
Berenice and her family are now settled in their new home, which they share with their 2-year-old sister Alani.
She is ecstatic about her son.
Many people still enjoy Aaron’s Garden nowadays. In such a short time, the young entrepreneur had made a significant difference, and what’s even more remarkable is that he was able to assist his mother in getting back on track.
He also gets to eat his favorite snack every day! Please tell your friends and family about this.