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Boy Only Has $20 To Buy Shoes But Then A Stranger Makes The Kindest Offer

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Malisa Manguso is an amazing single mom of two young boys and she is doing a great job raising them to be kind and happy children. However, the challenge of being able to provide for two growing boys is a tough job.

“I had the same shoes for about nine months and the bottoms of them were destroyed,” Malisa’s 11-year old son Zach explained to KTVB.

That’s why Malisa and her sons went to a discount store so they could find a good deal. Malisa told Zach that they only had a $20 budget for his school shoes so he needed to be really wise with what he chose.

What Malisa didn’t expect was that there was one man who overheard her conversation with her son. Lito Mason was also there to shop for shoes and he overheard this mom talking to her son about being a wise spender and that they only had $20 to spend.

“She was working with a budget and I get that, we all get that at this time of the year, back to school. I asked him, ‘so what type of shoes do you like?’ He said ‘I just want something that’s comfortable.’ I was done! At that point, I said I’m going to get him whatever he wants,” Lito shares in his interview.

To have someone come up to you and offer to buy your son good shoes is just amazing! Anyone who is in Malisa’s situation would also feel grateful beyond words.
“He just out of the blue looked at me and said, ‘I tell you what, that kid has to have good shoes on his feet and has to be looking good to go to junior high. You just pick out the shoes, and don’t worry about the price,’” a teary-eyed Malisa shared to KTVB. “For the first time in a long time, I saw Zachary light up, and be so happy.”
According to the mom, her son said the stranger was “like an angel.”

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October 9, 2021

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