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  • To be that Brother

    Just came across this from years ago...

    I Wish I Was That Brother

    Upon graduation from college, a few years back, a young man received a gift from his older brother. It was a shiny brand new Packard. The car of his dreams! One morning as he approached the car he saw a young lad of 12 peering through the windows into the car! Obviously enthralled with the car, the lad didn't hear the young man approach. "Is this your car?" the lad asked when he noticed the man. "Yes it is!" the man responded! "Wow! This is a nice car!" remarked the lad, "How much did it cost?" "I don't know!" answered the man. "It's your car, but you don't know how much it cost?" exclaimed the young lad. "No," stated the man, "you see, my brother bought it for me!"

    "I wish...I wish...I wish" stuttered the lad. The man thinking he's going to say, I wish I had a car like this. "I wish I was like that brother!" finished the boy! Amazed at the lads response he offered to drive him around the block! As they were driving, the lad requested if he would drive him home. Thinking he wanted to show off that he was riding in a new car to his friends, the man agreed! They drove more than a few blocks to where the boy lived and as he turned onto the street the man noticed that it wasn't the best kept neighborhood! The houses were dirty and broken. He pulled up in front of the boys house. "Please wait," the boy yelled as he ran into the house! "Oh, he's probably going to get his family to show off the new car", the man thought to himself. The door to the front door opened and out came the young lad. In his arms he carried a small boy, crippled from birth! The lad brought him out to the car and stated as he hugged his younger brother, "See just like I told you! It's a brand new car! And someday, I'm going to buy you one just like it!"

    How unselfish this boy was....to be the kind of brother that looked after the other first! What kind of Scout are you...Are you like the older brother?

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    Very nice story. Put that in my "use it sometime" file.

    Makes me think how far we've come...
    Packard (what today? Prius? Fusion? Porsche?). YP (drive the boy home? alone with him?). Boy politely asking about the car. Man not responding with fear(?) that the boy might be meaning harm to the car. Charity all around...

    Could a modern family train up the boy in the way he is to go so well today? Judging from some of the posts on this site, not a few would have problems with that. Then again, I would expect there are many who would...

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