FERNLEY, Nev. — A 13-year-old boy in Nevada is going viral for all the right reasons.
According to KOLO, William Preston, 13, said that he wanted to surprise his mother, Krystal, who is raising three children by herself.
William's mother says he is "a lawn mowing, yard cleaning, money making machine." He is the oldest child of the three and says he took it upon himself to provide for his family.
"I saw on YouTube where people get their mom a car and then surprise her with it,” William told KOLO. “I wanted to do that."
While scrolling on Facebook, he saw that someone was selling a 1999 Chevy Metro and reached out to the seller.
“It was really cheap so I asked her if I could trade it or earn it, and at first she said no and after she thought about it, then she said yes," William said. Excited, William told his mom, who didn't believe him.
But when the two walked outside, the seller was right there to take them to her house where the car was parked.
“I lost it, I bawled, I was just like, ‘There’s no way,’” Krystal told KOLO. “And then she gave me the keys and the paperwork.”
Krystal then shared to story on Facebook where it gathered a lot of attention. However, WIlliam tells KOLO he didn't do it for the attention.
"I didn't really want that to happen, I just wanted to do it, that's all," William said. For Krystal, she says she's not only thankful to her son, but proud of his selfless actions as well.
"I am so proud of my son. He is such a good kid. He may have his days but OMG what 13 year old kid do you know that buys his mom a car," Krystal wrote on Facebook. "William I love you son and thank you. You have such a big heart and I love you."