College student Stefun Darts skipped the normal money-sucking good times many of his peers enjoyed in order to fulfill a life-long dream to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage.
The young man from Houston founded Caring Heart Youth, a non-profit organization, and ultimately was able to repay his grandparents for the many years they spent caring for and supporting him. Even though Darts’ grandparents, Marilyn and Cecil Roberts, likely engaged in their acts of love without even planning to provide a bill for their services, Stefun Darts did just that when he handed them a check for $15,000 and tickets for a trip to the Bahamas, MSN notes.
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“I promised God in the second grade I would pay off you guys house and help you retire. A promise I would never break,” Stefan Darts, 24, wrote in a Facebook, which has since gone viral. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt by the heart.
During an interview with KHOU News, Darts said that he saved up the money to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage and to pay for the vacation to the Bahamas by not going out on the town with San Jacinto College friends and by eating cheap microwave pizza.
Stefun Darts also had this to say about earning the money to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage after details about the act of love went viral.
“Even with this, I could never repay you for what you’ve done for me. I sacrificed my teenage and early adulthood of not having fun for this moment. I couldn’t stand you going to work at night, some nights I didn’t even sleep knowing it shouldn’t be like this. Never have I wrote a check wanting this to be the first one. To all my friends that stood by me over these last 6 years I appreciate you.”
Marilyn and Cecil Roberts had been paying on their home mortgage for 20 years before their grandson presented them with the check to make all of the remaining payments.
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The grandparents had four more years of mortgage payments to make before they owned their home.
“I couldn’t believe it! To have a grandson like this is a blessing,” Marilyn Roberts said.
Stefun Darts told reporters that while other teens were out having fun running around and partying, he decided to “sacrifice” in order to help his grandparents. The Houston college student said he knew that he would be crying tears of joy when he handed the mortgage payment check to his beloved grandparents. Being able to finally pay off the debt to the bank also meant his hard-working elders could finally retire.
Stephanie Wyatt, Dart’s mother, said that she knew her son had a giving heart and was different from most children at a very young age. According to Wyatt, Stefun’s giving nature was apparent to everyone who knew him when he was just a small child. The proud mother also noted that he was always asking others if they needed help and was “never too keen on wasting money.”
“Somethings were never said and I’m glad you guys had enough sense to understand I had something greater to complete,” Darts also posted on his Facebook page. “Take this check and pay your house off, and retire from work. Y’all owe no man but God. Even copped y’all some tickets to the Bahamas.”
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