A daughter is shocked to hear that her father left her with nothing save an old blazer she had given him with her first paycheck. She thanked her father for leaving it to her when she discovered a hidden pocket within. Agatha, Julia’s mother, died in a vehicle accident when Julia and Peter were still little. Their father, Edward, reared them all by himself after she died until they were married and settled!
Edward was a multimillionaire businessman who was constantly busy, but he was always there for Peter and Julia. When his old age came and he desired his children to be with him, Peter didn’t even inquire if he needed assistance. Julia stepped in to care for him, and she did so for over seven years before Edward went to his heavenly home.
Julia handled the funeral arrangements on her own after Edward died, and Peter merely rushed in to meet the lawyer and hear what their father had given them. When the lawyer revealed that Peter would inherit Edward’s estate and Julia would only receive a ripped old jacket from her father, with the rest of the money going to charity, Peter was furious!
“What makes you think someone would construct a pocket like that inside an old jacket?” Julia sat on her bed and began unsewing it as she pondered. “What? Why would he do something like that? Why didn’t he just hand it over to us?” Peter grumbled. The lawyer responded firmly, “Well, Mr. Lawson.” “Your father requested that his assets be allocated in this manner. Please excuse me now that you have all of the proper documentation. Outside, I have several people waiting for me.”
Peter was still unhappy that Edward had left the remaining money to charity as Peter and Julia walked out of the lawyer’s office. When he observed Julia’s pallid face, he couldn’t help but criticize her for receiving a “useless bequest.” “Jesus!” he exclaimed, smirking. “Julia, that old man cheated you! What did you get in exchange for caring for him for so long? Is that a vintage leather jacket? Thank God I was spared the agony of assisting him.”
Julia was sad that Edward had left her nothing of value, but she accepted her father’s decision and was surprised to hear Peter speak so negatively of Edward. “Please, Peter, show some respect for your father! You’re here today because of his diligent efforts to assist you! Please, no more whining about him.”
“Julia, I feel sorry for you! I can’t believe you’re protecting him after he dumped that garbage on you! What’s more, you’re too stupid to realize he’s just using you! With that foolish jacket, have a happy life! “As he moved toward his car and drove away, he taunted her. Julia sighed, her gaze fixed on her father’s jacket. “Why did Dad feel the need to be so picky? I understand that emotional value is more important, but Peter is not entirely correct “She sighed unhappily.
Peter, like Edward, was a successful businessman located in New York. His wife and children had only paid Julia one visit, and it had been as odd as oil and water mixing since then, owing to Julia’s status as a single mother raising her daughter Natalie after her husband abandoned her.
Peter was wealthy but stringent and a miser at the same time. He was afraid that Julia would ask him for financial help if they got too close, so he had almost cut off all connections with her. Julia, on the other hand, wasn’t wealthy, but she had a decent job that could support her and Natalie.
Unfortunately, one day, Natalie fell from the stairs at her school and hurt her legs severely. She needed surgery to be able to walk again, but Julia knew she didn’t have enough funds for it Julia broke down and called Peter for help, but he firmly refused her. “Hey, Julia, I’m sorry, but that’s a huge amount! I can’t just give it to you like that!” he said.
“Please, Peter! I beg you,” she pleaded. “I’m not going to be able to afford Natalie’s surgery! I’ll loan it from you!” “Well, then, you gotta think about other ways ’cause I am not helping you out. Who knows, you may not even pay me back ever! So goodbye!” he said and hung up. “Peter….hello…hello?” He had already disconnected the call, and Julia was crying her heart out, not knowing how to help her 6-year-old daughter. She couldn’t believe Peter was so mean to her!
Back in the days when Peter was a schoolboy, Julia’s parents were struggling financially, so being the elder sister (they had an 8-year gap), she donated her scholarship money for his education. But now when she needed help from him, he turned her down. In the next couple of days, Julia brought Natalie home from the hospital, hoping she’d gather the money for the surgery in 4 to 5 months.
At this point, she also regretted Edward’s decision of leaving her with nothing. If only he’d left her with some of his money instead of the jacket, she wouldn’t have to struggle like that. One day, while she was collecting clothes for the dry cleaning, Julia came across Edward’s jacket again. She was planning to give it away to someone when she suddenly noticed a hidden pocket inside that she hadn’t seen before.
The pocket was made of a different material than the rest of the jacket and was undoubtedly sewed to the jacket by a novice. The threads were loosely hanging out from the sides, a different color than the rest of the coat, and it appeared like someone had tried their best but failed to sew it properly because it was completely sealed with only a tiny gap on its top.
“Why would someone sew a pocket like that inside such an old jacket?” Julia pondered as she sat on her bed and began unsewing it. The cloth patch ultimately came off as the threads were removed, and inside, she found a note addressed to her. She recognized Edward’s handwriting on top, opened the note to read it, and discovered a crumpled $2.3 million check inside! Julia couldn’t believe her eyes as she read the letter.
“I will never forget you, Julia. Don’t think your father disregarded you. I didn’t want Peter to know about the money, so I secretly hid it here. I know how cunning he is, so I figured this was the best way to ensure the money reached you safely. Besides, you are too generous, Julia, I know that. That’s why my final request from you is this:
Don’t share this money with Peter. I know how selfish and money-minded he is. Thank you for loving me and looking after me all these years. With love, Your father, Edward Lawson.” As Julia read the note, tears streamed down her cheeks. “Oh, Dad!” she cried. “Thank you! I’m sorry I doubted you! You came through for me when I needed it the most! Thank you…”
The next day, Julia went to the hospital with Natalie and scheduled the surgery immediately. It took some time for Natalie to recover, but she eventually did. On the other hand, Peter tried to sell the mansion he’d inherited, but it was in such a terrible state that nobody bought it from him. Edward was smart enough to give each of his children what they deserved.