Struggling Dad Returns $1,200 That Isn’t His. The Internet Returns The Favor!

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It’s not uncommon for families to stumble upon hard times, and being granted a financial gift could help out many people tremendously. One man received a PayPal payment of $1,200 by mistake, and what he does with the money is absolutely inspiring.

You may shed a tear or two after reading slide #4!

10. Financial Stress Can Be Exhausting

Gerrell McAllister

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to get ahead. Debt and financial problems are more common than you think, but that doesn’t make dealing with these issues any easier — especially if you are trying to take care of your family.

Slide #2 shows honesty is most definitely the best policy!

9. One Washington Father Knows Struggle All Too Well
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Twenty-eight-year-old Gerrell McAllister from Tacoma, Washington works as a cashier at a natural pet store in order to support his five-year-old daughter. His family had recently gone through a terrible loss, and he has been trying to put the pieces back together ever since to make end’s meet

8. McAllister’s Mother Tragically Passed Away
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Gerrell McAllister

McAllister’s mother passed away in December of last year, which hit the family especially hard. McAllister was affected the most by this loss, according to his brother Mario Small.

Slide #6 reveals the valuable lesson McAllister learned from his mother, and it pays off big time for this young man!

7. He Woke Up Recently With An Unlikely Deposit
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Melissa Trusler

McAllister woke up to a shocking deposit of $1,200 in his PayPal account. It turns out that a man named Alan Trusler was trying to send his 30-year-old daughter, Melissa Trusler, a birthday gift. He had accidentally sent the PayPal payment to her old phone number, which turned out to be McAllister’s number.

The 28-year-old father from Tacoma did the first thing that came to mind.

6. He Sent Back A Refund Immediately

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McAllister sent a refund back to Alan Trusler within a few minutes, and he also included a message that wished Trusler’s daughter a happy birthday. “Returning the money was instinctive because of the values my mom instilled in me. I’m trying to be the best person and provide the best example for my daughter,” McAllister stated.

Trusler was so thankful for the swift return of the money, that he asked his daughter to send the young man a thank you note.

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