From Reddit comes the heartwarming story of a 27-year-old man whose 13-year-old brother saved his allowance all year to chip in (with other members of the family) toward buying him a Kindle for Christmas. The 13-year-old is the only child of the family who still lives with his parents, and since his father suffered congestive heart failure and has to remain bedridden most of the time, the boy has to do most of the work around the house. The family has gone through financial hard time since then, due to medical bills.

Money has obviously been tight, so my youngest brother often doesn’t get an allowance at all. He gets a few dollars every so often from my mom and he had managed to save about $30 in a year.

My sister told me she got it in her head to buy me a Kindle for Christmas and my mom and 19 year old brother pitched in as well but they were still short. My youngest brother offered his entire savings to chip in so they could afford it.

The post on Reddit has earned 60 comments, many heartwarming in their own right, and hundreds of views so far. I hope that Redditor does something extra-nice for his brother next year.

(Found via eBookNewser.)


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