*Quiet as its kept: Many young people today don’t seem to have time to spend time with their grandparents…or let me rephrase that, they may not make the time to spend with them. Hell, you’re lucky if you can get them to hold a conversation with you; or at the very least, THINK about you sometimes. So it is definitely newsworthy when a young man does something as incredible as hand his grandparents a check that will not only pay off their mortgage, but send them on a much-deserved vacation.
Enter 24-year-old Stepfun Darts, who revealed the gift of a lifetime that he bestowed upon his beloved grandparents in a Facebook post.
Talk about giving your loved ones their flowers while they’re still here!
“I promised God in the second grade I would pay off you guys house and help you retire. A promise I would never break. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt by the heart. Even with this, I could never repay you for what you’ve done for me,” Darts wrote, even sharing what he did to save the money.”
“I sacrificed my teenage and early adulthood of not having fun for this moment. I couldn’t stand you going to work at night, some nights I didn’t even sleep knowing it shouldn’t be like this. Never have I wrote a check wanting this to be the first one. To all my friends that stood by me over these last 6 years I appreciate you.”
CBS affiliate KHOU revealed Darts saved the money by eating microwave pizza and opting to not go out with friends in order to save the money for Marilyn and Cecil Roberts who have been making mortgage payments for over 20 years.
“While many teenagers are partying and having fun I had to sacrifice, and finally this Sunday on March 20th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.,” the San Jacinto College student told PEOPLE in a statement. “I will experience tears of joy by handing them a check paying off their house so they can retire from work.”
Prior to this big surprise, Darts grandparents were set to continue their house payments for four more years.
“To have a grandson like that is a blessing,” said his grandmother, Marilyn.
“Take this check and pay your house off, and retire from work. Y’all owe no man but God,” Stefun wrote.
I’m sure his grandparents will be smiling all the way to the Bahamas and back, knowing they are “free” because of their grandson’s thoughtfulness.
Good job, Stefun!