Because she had to go to a care home, this 96-year-old woman could no longer live in her cottage, so she decided to offer it to a homeless person who was constantly around.
He was yearning for a place to call home, so he moved in cheerfully.
But what he discovered inside was breathtaking!
Elly, the woman, has been living alone in the cabin since her husband died. She’d always been able to look after herself, but it was becoming increasingly harder.
Her family believed it was time for her to enter a care facility where she could receive the attention she required.
Elly, on the other hand, was adamant about giving her old cottage to a homeless guy who had always been good to her.
The man took the home graciously, unaware that it held a very important secret…
Harold, 56, had washed up on the beach after losing his job and his wife.
His entire existence had crumbled in front of his eyes, and he had no idea what to do for a long time. As a result, he went out on the streets and met Elly.
That day, she was out running errands when the bag in which she was carrying her groceries snapped, spilling all of her groceries over the sidewalk.
Fortunately, Harold was there to assist. He could never have predicted, however, that this encounter would result in such a significant transformation in his life…
From that day on, he assisted Elly in bringing her groceries home, and the two grew closer.
Harold has since assisted Elly with her shopping in exchange for a pleasant talk, an evening supper, and a lifelong relationship.
Harold’s heart ached when he learned that Elly’s family had decided to place her in a care home…
Elly had always stated that she did not want to live in a nursing home, but her family had disregarded her wishes.
Harold addressed Elly’s folks when he ran into them at the cottage one day. The family, on the other hand, did not want to hear anything from him.
They dubbed him “a dirty drifter” and told him not to look for Elly. Harold, on the other hand, had different ideas…
Harold decided to investigate himself after the family refused to tell him which care facility Elly was at.
He walked through every nursing facility in the county in his worn-out shoes, asking for Elly. He was extremely occupied for days on end.
Until he arrived at the most isolated residence. He hesitantly entered the building and inquired for Elly at the front desk.
“Yes, she lives here,” the woman at the front desk confirmed. “Are you related to me?”
Harold paused for a time before nodding his head. He lied and said, “I’m her brother.” He knew they wouldn’t abandon him with Elly unless he had a family link with her.
He was horrified by what he saw when he was escorted into Elly’s room. Elly was in bed, and her condition was fast deteriorating.
For a brief period, however, life returned to her eyes when she saw Harold. “Harold!” she screamed, her voice raspy. She motioned for him to approach her.
Harold approached her gently, startled by her state. “Come closer… I want to tell you something…” Elly remarked.
Elly whispered something in Harold’s ear as he stood next to her bed, startling him and making him stare at her with wide eyes. “You can’t be serious?” he said, his wide eyes still fixed on her.
Elly nodded gently and placed her palm on his cheek. “It’s yours…” she said quietly. “As well as all that comes with it.”
That day, Harold left Elly heartbroken, but Elly appeared to be at ease with her condition.
Harold looked back over his shoulder as he walked away and saw a smiling Elly. He hadn’t seen his good pal since then…
The next day, when he returned to the care facility, he heard the devastating news that his sister had died.
Harold trudged back to the home where she had always resided, tears in his eyes. He sat down at the table with a gloomy expression on his face and looked around.
She had given him the house, but it was now just an empty house without her. He got up to prepare a cup of tea, tears still streaming down his face.
But a package dropped out of the cupboard just as he was preparing to unpack a cup…
He unwrapped the gift with care. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw what was inside. Elly has always kept her savings in the house.
The bundle contained over,000! He threw the gift on the table, startled, and stared at it for a long time.
But then he walked out the door, carrying the package. He had a plan in mind for how he would spend the money…
He rebuilt Elly’s old cottage to its former beauty and displayed all of her old belongings as if they were priceless gems.
He posted a lovely photo of Elly on the wall, behind which he burns a candle every day to thank his old buddy.
He didn’t want her for the house or the money; he wanted her for the time he spent with her.