Radio show surprises grieving mom with six months of mortgage payments and $5,000
An Australian mom going through the ultimate heartbreak was surprised with an incredible gift over the radio -- and we're glad we weren't driving when we heard the exchange.
"A mother named Michelle was struggling to get her life and financial situation back to normal after she recently lost her 19-year-old son, Blaine," radio station KIIS 1065 wrote on YouTube.
"She just needed time off from work to grieve for her him and the bills were starting to pile up, so her daughter Crystal decided to take matters into her own hands. Kyle and Jackie O set up a plan to get Michelle into the car at the right moment so they could make an announcement and surprise her. Let's just say tears were definitely shed."
When mother-of-four Michelle, riding in the passenger seat, hears top Sydney radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O announce they're giving back to someone who's had some struggles, she doesn't appear to think much of it at first. Then, she hears: "She's wearing a light blue top and she thinks she's on her way to a spa day. Michelle, we are talking to you."
Then, Jackie O shares Michelle's story. It's so painful, Jackie O can't help but cry.
"You've faced what no parent should ever have to go through, and that is the loss of you're beautiful 19-year-old-son Blaine," Jackie O says.
Blaine's death in a freak accident devastated Michelle, who missed work and fell behind on her bills.
Jackie O told Michelle that the station would "pay your mortgage [for six months] so that you don't have to rush back to work and you can take your time to grieve properly."
Because Blaine was in the middle of doing outside renovations on the house, the station is also giving Michelle $5,000 towards completing that work.
"I can't believe it," Michelle sobbed.
Watch the full video here (and get the tissues first):
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