Will was tired of his life and felt like he had not lived anything worth remembering. But one day, a desperate woman wearing a wedding dress knocked on his door and told him something shocking. A few hours later, he decided to sell his home for an amazing reason. Will was getting ready for another boring night at home with his snacks and a football game. In his early 20s, he thought this was the ideal way of life. The bachelor lifestyle was all that appealed to him, although he wasn’t into partying or being with random women as he was an introvert!
His independence was most important. However, things got tiring for him at some point. He didn’t enjoy being alone and often daydreamed about finding a woman to share his life with. He often pictured himself watching these football games with a son or playing with him in the backyard of his house in Atlanta, Georgia. Sometimes, he even worried about being forgotten and not leaving any legacy or something behind.
But he forgot his worries for one day and sat down on his couch, turned on the television, and prepared for another uneventful night alone. However, there were some frantic knocks on his door, and he had no idea who it could be. He wasn’t expecting anyone or any deliveries, so he frowned, stood up, and checked things out. A young woman wearing a simple wedding dress was out there. Her cheeks were streaked with the tears that had ruined her makeup, and her hair was a mess.
“Sir! Please! Help me! You have to help me! It’s urgent!” she said in such a rush that Will almost couldn’t understand her. “Ma’am, what’s going on?” he asked her calmly. “Please! It’s… my husband… we were going to a hotel… he’s hurt… our car… a tree… please!!” she continued, but her speech was so rushed and choked up that Will didn’t get all of it. He understood, though, that someone was hurt as she turned her head back to look back at something.
That’s when Will saw that a car had crashed terribly against a tree on the other side of the street and there was an injured man on the driver’s side.”Oh, Jesus,” he muttered and rushed for his phone, calling 911 immediately. Then he went outside with the newlywed woman to keep her company. She was trying to wake up her unconscious husband, and her wails became louder.
Eventually, other neighbors heard the commotion and watched from their front yards with concerned expressions. Will grabbed the woman’s shoulders and tried to get her to calm down. He eventually gave her his sweater because the night was getting chilly. After several more minutes, the ambulance arrived along with the firefighters. They did their best to extract and tend to her injured husband. Several EMTs attended to the bride too, who was luckily uninjured.
As the EMTs got ready to leave, pulling the gurney into their ambulance, the woman asked, “Can he come with us?” pointing towards Will, who raised his eyebrows in surprise. They shook their heads as there was not enough room in the ambulance, and the bride looked so sad that Will had to do something. “I’ll follow you to the hospital,” Will assured the woman, who nodded tearfully at him in gratitude.
Will got in his car quickly and drove to the local hospital where the man had been taken for emergency surgery, and a doctor tended to the wife to make sure she was okay. Luckily, everything was fine, so she joined him in the waiting room. They sat in silence for what seemed like a long time, and she finally calmed down enough to talk coherently. “I’m sorry about this. You don’t even know my name. I’m Sandra,” she stated, looking at him with sad eyes.
“Will. It’s nice to meet you, although not under the best circumstances,” he responded, offering his hand for her to shake. She smiled a bit at his lame joke and started talking. She told him that they were on their way to a nearby hotel to spend their honeymoon, and their GPS took them on a detour through Will’s neighborhood. But something happened, and her husband, Richard, lost control of the car, crashing into a tree. Many hours later, the doctors finally came out and explained what happened during surgery.
It was a severe head injury, but they expected Richard to recover with treatment and therapy. They had taken her husband to the ICU just in case, and they discouraged visitors, so they sat back down to wait.”What am I going to do?” Sandra mumbled at some point. “What do you mean? They said Richard would be fine,” he wondered, confused. “I know this is weird to think about right now. I know I should be happy. But we don’t have any money for any further treatments. Not even for the current surgery.
We survive paycheck to paycheck. We can’t afford it, and our families can’t assist,” she said, putting her palm to her face. “I know I’m a jerk. Richard is fine, and that is all that matters right now.” “Well, money is always a worry. It indicates that you are a realist. “Don’t be too hard on yourself,” Will said, unable to console her in any other way. Will began visiting them at the hospital after work as the days passed. Sandra was always happy to see him, and he ultimately met several of their family members, who came to support them.
Sandra, on the other hand, never told anyone about her financial problems, and she was becoming increasingly concerned about them. Will noticed her concerns and felt compelled to assist her in some way. They had recently married and were supposed to be happy. It just wasn’t right. As a result, unbeknownst to Sandra, he called his real estate agent and listed his house for sale. He’d inherited it from his parents, and the market was ideal for a vendor. He soon received offers, and they were substantial. He moved into a rented apartment, and his house was sold for a large sum of money.
Richard eventually awoke, and Will met the man, who was just as attractive as his wife. Months passed and he grew close to the couple and their family. Will paid for Richard’s whole hospital bill after he received physical therapy and spent a long time in the hospital. He didn’t want to inform them, but Sandra found out when she called the hospital to inquire about why they hadn’t delivered them the bill and to inquire about their payment options. She was taken aback. During a phone chat, she asked Will, “Why would you do that for a complete stranger?”
“For many years, my existence has been basically pointless. I’ve always been content, but I’ve never been joyful or alive. When I was there for you, I felt like a hero, and I wanted to do more. I despised the idea of you two starting your life together in debt. It didn’t seem right. And because I now consider you both friends, please accept this as a gift. “I’m not expecting anything in return,” he said as Sandra sobbed on the phone.
They could never repay him, but Will won their undying loyalty. Richard’s sister, Kiara, was especially moved when the rest of their family found out. She asked Will out on a date, and they fell in love instantly. In short time, the four of them were seeing each other every week and supporting one other through thick and thin.