Woman's viral Facebook post about tax season is pretty inspiring

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Tax season is upon us -- which means after we go through the grueling process of filing, we may be rewarded with a great tax return. While it can be tempting to spend it on something fun -- like new clothes, or a vacation, or a fancy dinner out. One mother, however, used hers a bit more wisely.

South Carolina's Christina Knaack is a single mother. She received $5,600 as a tax return and shared what she did with it on Facebook:

"Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics I paid my rent for the YEAR," she wrote. "I'm a single mom and I do it all buy [sic] myself on a minimum wage job. I kno [sic] that a roof over my kids head is what's important. My kids don't want for anything because my priorities are straight."

Knaack even had some money left over to spend on her two children:

Credit: Christina Knaack

Knaack's Facebook post quickly circulated the internet, getting over 80,000 shares in one day. She said that she's received both positive and negative reactions. She is a recovered addict, and just celebrated three years clean. She did not intend for her post to go viral, but she wanted to prove that a former addict and single mother can provide for themselves.

"I made it public so if anyone shared it others could see it in hopes a recovering addict would see it and see that life off the streets is possible," she wrote, "and for any single moms to kno [sic] it is possible to survive on ur [sic] own."

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