While all mothers and fathers need love and attention from their children, we all know that those who need it most are elderly parents. It is during the golden years of their lives that they need our companionship the most, and it is also the best time for us to show our gratitude and repay them for all that they have done for us.
As good sons and daughters, we want to be by their side 24/7 to make sure that we are at their aid whenever they need us. But due to our personal commitments – work, own families – we just can’t do so. That’s why it’s always good to have someone that we know we can rely on – a neighbor, friend, or a relative – to care for our elderly parents when we aren’t around. Lucky for Tiki Joyner Edwards, she found that someone whom she could trust in the person of a teenage boy – one who wasn’t even related to them.
This young man’s name is Romemylion Mitchell. Desp!te having no bl**d relation to the family, the teen has made it his miss-ion to check on Tiki’s parents, Trent and Cianne Joyner, every single day to check if they needed anything. A few months ago, Tiki shared the story of Romemylion’s act of kindness on Facebook, and it immediately gained a lot of attent-ion online for all the right reasons.
“I just want to take a moment and recognize this sweet fella that lives across the street from my parents. He checks on them every day and has grown to love and care for them deeply,” Tiki wrote.
According to Tiki, the 15-year-old rides with his dad to the store, helps him shop, and ass!sts in bringing the groceries in. He also c*ts the grass and does for them whatever Tiki’s elderly parents may need. “Not many 15 yr olds would take the time to care and be there for elderly neighbors,” she continued. That is true. Romemylion might have other things on his plate – school work, hang!ng out with his pals, and other responsibilities – but all of these things didn’t keep him from taking care of his neighbors.
The couple didn’t need to pay the teen to do all those things – he just does – and that’s what makes this story even more beautiful. Here, we see a selfl-ess boy dedicating a part of his day to helping other people, and he doesn’t ask for anything in return. Over the years, the boy had developed a special bond with the whole family. When Tiki’s mom was adm*tt*d to the hospital months ago, Romemylion immediately visited her to see how she was doing.
“When he saw Mom today he busted out cry*ng and just held her t!ght.. what a bl!ssing and just wanted to p-ass on something h*artwarm!ng inst-ead of the sad news we see and hear every day,” Tiki wrote. It w*rms our he-arts to see this teen willingly helping other people without expecting any reward. He is a real asset to the commun-ity and we’re sure that his own family feels very proud of him!