When 13-year-old William Preston decides to sell his Xbox to buy a car for his single mother of three, Krystal, he gets a lot of attention from the news.
It can be easy to focus on the bad things that happen in the gaming world instead of the good things that happen in the community as a whole, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Krystal Preston and her 13-year-old son, William.
The boy recently sold his Xbox to buy a car for his mom, who raises three kids by herself.
Preston’s mother went on to say that she had been having trouble without a car, and it was clear that William had noticed. So, he started doing yard work in the neighborhood to earn money to help his mom.
Then he saw a woman selling a 1999 Chevrolet Metro on Facebook, so he “asked her if he could trade it for his Xbox or earn it. She said no at first, but then she changed her mind. She then said “yes.”
William was able to buy his mother the car after some talking. “I lost it,” she said about how she felt when her son sold his Xbox. I bawled so bad. I thought, “There’s no way.”
Who do you know who is 13 and buys their mom a car? I don’t know any and have never heard of any.” Still, she got her car on March 23.
This selfless act by a 13-year-old boy is heartwarming and reminds us of what makes the gaming community so great. Even though it may be wishful thinking, it’s not impossible that this young boy’s act has made Xbox recognize him in some way.
Even companies like Nintendo have helped a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player with terminal cancer play the game in the past.
A GoFundMe has been set up so that people who want to help the small family and recognize William’s good heart can do so. This will help the family get through this hard time. At the time this was written, it had already raised more than $3000.
This is something to be happy about. We hope that this boy’s selfless act of selling his Xbox will not only help his family get through this tough time, but also inspire every PC, Xbox, and PS4 gamer who hears his story.