A child with one leg assists a woman with her stroller on the bus; the next day, her spouse appears on his doorstep


As he observed his friends participate in sports, Robert moaned in agony.

He regretted it since he had always hoped to become a well-known athlete.

He wanted to compete for his school in every competition, but no one paid him any attention.

Because no one believed he could perform or run with a prosthetic limb, people always saw him as a simple spectator.

Robert’s leg was malformed from birth. He had to amputate his leg as a result of this.

He hoped that the players would welcome him to join them or take someone’s position as he stared at them with tears in his eyes. However, they believed that if Robert played for their side, they would lose.

Robert wished the game’s victors well at the conclusion of gym class. He then retrieved his bag and crutch and made his way slowly to the closest bus station.

A bus showed up after 5 minutes. Since he didn’t want anybody complaining or labeling him a lone person when he boarded, He waiting for the other passengers to board.

Although he wasn’t timid, he detested it when others made disparaging remarks about him behind his back.

He moved across to the wheelchair-accessible seat. Rob was already the designated passenger because the driver and conductor were familiar with him. He was a consistent.

The driver was also familiar with Rebecca, Robert’s mother. He was aware of her difficulties as a single mother who had been dumped by her former spouse Harry, whom she had trusted and loved.

He and his mom Rebecca’s lives were very diverse just five years ago. His dad, was still a resident of the house. He was much more than just a loving father; he was his son’s hero.

“My daddy is my idol,” Robert likes to exclaim. On the modest court located in front of their apartment, he cherished playing basketball with his father.

That’s when Robert started to have dreams of playing basketball someday, but not just any player; he wanted to play for a lot of people.

The world was serene and joyful. With what they had, the family managed.

However, his commitment to his fam waned once he received a promotion and was relocated abroad.

When he fell in love with another lady, he neglected the fact that he was already engaged and the father of a 7-year-old kid.

He told her about his adulterous relationship without holding back. He destroyed her heart and shortly after separated her.

His daddy’s death cost him a sizable chunk of his formative years. Despite feeling abandoned and rejected, he managed to gather himself for the sake of his mother.

“You must attend class and work hard in your studies. She always urged Robert, “Don’t let anything stop you from accomplishing your ambitions.

These remarks were sufficient to sustain his passion. He had not seen his dad in 5 years.

He only spoke with his kid through the child support payments he made. He had 2 kids with his partner, whom he had wedded.

He created a life out of a fairy tale for his new fam, but he left behind his former wife and his child, who adored and admired him.

When the bus passed a speed bump, he regained consciousness. A woman was the last person in line when it stopped at the station after that to pick up passengers.

Her infant was dozing off in the stroller she was holding. He searched for assistance to hoist the woman into the bus as he observed her push her stroller.

However, most of the male passengers acted like they didn’t notice. So the little lad approached her without hesitation.

He took hold of the stroller and brought it inside, saying, “Miss, hold the other side, carefully…gently…gently.”

The driver then assisted him, and the stroller was inside in no time.

“Thank you so much!” the woman smiled. She didn’t know Robert was having trouble walking until she saw him limping to his seat.

She pushed the stroller closer to him, and he stood up. “Would you like to sit down, miss?” he asked her.

“There’s still a little place. Please sit down.” The lady identified herself as Sandra after being moved by the boy’s thoughtfulness.

Do you like playing sports? she inquired after noticing a little basketball keyring on the zip of his bag.

I adore basketball, he said with a faint glimmer of delight in his eyes. I want to play at the collegiate level.

My dad and I used to play every day. But since he left us, I have no one to coach me.

He left you? she worriedly inquired. He heaved an agonized sigh. She was informed of his parents’ separation as well as his efforts to make the basketball team at his school.

She stated, “My spouse was also a basketball player. He stood up to assist her as the bus arrived at her stop, but she grinned and declined.

“I’m able to leave, sweetheart. At the stop, my mom is waiting for me. I really appreciate that, she replied.

He gave a final wave before getting ready to exit at the next stop, which was his residence.

On the next day, a Saturday, his school was not in session. When the doorbell rang, he was using his mother’s laptop to watch NBA games.

When he opened his door, he noticed a tall, strong man holding a basketball on his porch.

In a state of shock, Robert enquired, “Sir, how may I assist you?”

The guy grinned and handed him the ball, some baggy shorts, and a shirt.

Get ready for training, champion. I’m here to instruct you. Do you not want to play for your school in the upcoming state game?

Robert sobbed because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The man was revealed to be Jacob, her spouse.

He had served in the military and played basketball in the past. He  had been mentioned to him by Sandra, and the day before, they had located the boy’s address at his school.

For 6 months he trained him three times each week. He gave the young player new strategies for controlling the ball and his pace.

Jacob not only coached him but also inspired him to overcome every challenge.

Winners don’t just happen. He frequently told him, “We manufacture them.

He was chosen to represent his squad in the interscholastic competition six months after he took part in a test game at school.

Boys who had previously avoided him due to his infirmity rushed to his side.

They applauded Robert for his immaculate field goals on the court. They all wanted to be his pals because they recognized his value to their squad.

A few months later, he participated in an interschool match on behalf of his school.

Harry, his dad, found out about his son’s success in athletics and came to the occasion.

He regretted not giving Robert more attention. He congratulated him, visited with him following his victory, and offered his regrets.

He stopped feeling the vacuum left by his father after that. They frequently got together, and Harry even went with Robert to his competitions.

He stayed devoted to Sandra and Jacob notwithstanding his newfound popularity and friends.

He always regarded them as his protective spirits who guided him from dark to sunlight and never forgot their assistance.