A disabled Gulf War veteran and his wife were in danger of losing their home — until a kind stranger stepped up to pay their rent for an entire year.
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James Bolin and his wife, Cristy, are “overjoyed” and were reminded of people’s goodness in the wake of receiving the incredible gift.
James has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suffers from regular seizures that have left him and Cristy on a fixed income. He is unable to drive and do other tasks, WXIX-TV reported.
The couple live in a mobile park and have been there for more than two decades, but they were in danger of losing their home with recent rent increases. James needs care, and Cristy typically stays home to tend to him — but she recently had to return to work, which has left her fearful for his health and safety.
Do you remember my story on Friday? A Gulf War veteran and his wife are in fear of losing the place they have called home for more than 20 years due to increasing rental prices. Make sure to join me tonight at 10 on @FOX19 for a follow-up! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NOwUdkZuke— Payton marshall (@paytontvnews) June 14, 2022
“I’m just really stressed, having to go back to work, leaving him alone,” she told WXIX-TV. “He could aspirate and die.”
But when the outlet aired the couple’s story, something incredible happened: a good Samaritan stepped up to the plate with an incredibly generous act.
John Boyd of Boyd Heating and Cooling decided to pay rent for the Bolins for the next year, telling WXIX-TV he is simply happy to “make a difference” in another person’s life.
As for James and Cristy, they are blown away by the act of kindness.
“You look at the country and the shape it’s in, and you say, ‘Now, what was I fighting for?'” James said, addressing his comments to Boyd. “Today, you reminded me.”
He continued, “Sometimes a little act of kindness just makes the world not seem so heavy.”
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