Only Lily, who was 11 years old, agreed to aid George when he chose to dress like a beggar to see who would. She also told him something interesting. The following day, George arrived at her home and told her father something startling.
George was prepared to write his will when he was 78 years old. Years prior, he had completed it, but he kept putting it off. He didn’t believe any of his children or grandchildren deserved his substantial wealth, but it was time to do so now. So he devised a strategy.
George sat on the sidewalk with a hat in front of him, dressed in the cheapest clothes he could find at home in the hopes that someone would give him some spare change. No matter what, he would assist the first person who offered him assistance.
Regrettably, this effort was in vain. He was being passed by by residents of a little town in Washington without even a glance. It was getting late and everyone was ignoring him. By that point, George had made up his mind to donate everything to an unspecified charity and call it a day.
It was time to perform a miracle for her.
He stopped by the grocery store on his way home with the intention of getting a cupcake and some milk to serve as a reminder of the good things in life. The only person in front of him was a young girl, and she noticed what he had chosen.
“Sir, don’t worry. The girl motioned for the cashier to ring George’s things and replied, “I’ll get that.
“What? No, lady. I can cover that. The girl refused George’s offer, but he didn’t want to accept defeat.
She smiled at him and stated, “I insist.”
George finally said, “Okay,” and took the things. He started questioning the girl, who couldn’t have been older than 11, as he followed her. Who are you called? Then why did you purchase goods from a total stranger?
Lily introduced herself and said, swinging her luggage back and forth, “My mum always advised me to help others out whenever I can.
He said, “That’s a good philosophy.
The girl immediately remarked, “Well, she claimed that God always repays people who are charitable, and we truly need a miracle from God right now.
She is ill. I mean, my mother. I overheard my parents complaining about the cost of the treatments even though they didn’t want me to know. They’re talking about moving in with Grandma and selling our house, Lily continued.
George’s brain had an epiphany. “That’s awful.”
As Lily continued, she became aware that they had been moving in the direction of her house. “So now I go about being extra nice to everyone so God can see that we’re wonderful people,” she said. My street is this one. Bye!”
George saw the young girl enter a charming little cottage nearby after running off with her shopping. He then requested a pickup from his valet.
It was time to perform a miracle for her.
“Hello?” The following morning when Lily’s father opened the door, he found an older man standing there dressed in a suit.
Greetings, young chap. George Mason is my full name. Please let me in. George asked the man while beaming broadly.
“Hmm, okay. Yet why? How may I assist you?
“Of course. How foolish of me,” George chuckled. He got overly thrilled because he had been contemplating this moment all night. You are Lily’s father, am I right?
“Yes. What ties you to my daughter?”
“I ran into her yesterday at the supermarket, and she mistook me for a beggar. I looked unattractive yesterday. When George entered the man’s home, he said, “She was kind enough to pay for my stuff, and I want to pay her back.
“I see. That’s how Lily is,” the man retorted, smiling as well.
Who are you, sir?
“Well, okay. He introduced himself as Thomas Richardson and extended his hand to shake George’s. Nice to meet you.
“As you, Tom. Let’s get right to it,” George said. “I wish to cover the cost of your wife’s care. I needed to give someone my entire fortune, Lily informed me, and you needed money.
It’s not a joke or anything, this. I’m not kidding at all. I want to gift my whole inheritance to Lily, with the exception of a few things that will belong to my family, after paying for your wife’s medical expenses. That way, if they read my will, they won’t bother you,” the elder man added, surprising Thomas.
“What?” Thomas spoke quickly. The words George spoke left him completely perplexed.
George emphasized, “Just like I said. What is the expense of your wife’s medical care? Tell me the number.
Thomas mumbled incoherently, “It’s at $520K right now,” and worried when he saw George pull out his checkbook. “No! No! I am unable to accept this, sir.
“You can, yes. Because she believes God will honor her good works with a miracle, your daughter is out there doing nice deeds. The miracle is me. George pleaded with them to accept it as he penned the check.
Just as his wife, Wendy, and Lily arrived, Thomas froze in amazement. Wendy attempted to decline the offer because they both found what was happening to be unbelievable. George, however, insisted that they take the money and live happily. He gave them the cheque and promised them a call from his attorney when he was gone.
The Richardsons were able to pay their obligations, and a few years later, much to the surprise of the Mason family, Lily got George’s sizable estate. The older man’s will, however, was unbreakable, so the girl and her family were never again concerned about money.