Mom Walks Son to School for Hours Each Day, Until Woman Recognizes Faces from TV
Moms will do anything and everything to make sure their kids are comfortable. In many situations in life, moms are our nurtures, protectors, and greatest supporters.
For young Gabe Bellus, his mother, Kim, was his rock during a very tough time in 2015. The stay-at-home mom would walk her son to school for hours each day.
It wasn’t because she wanted to, but because she had to. Around that time, Nebraska state regulations didn’t require buses to pick up students who lived less than 4 miles away from school.
Kim, also a full-time college student, didn’t own a vehicle. They only lived under 2 miles from the elementary school but walking each day was a full 4-hour journey there and back.
As you could imagine, the trips were exhausting for Gabe, though Kim said she didn’t mind the walk. The weather was still warm enough outside to take long strolls.
It was the colder season that worried the mom the most. And that’s understandable — walks are nice when the weather is pleasant, but in ice and snow?
“Which is no problem at this point, but it’s going to be a problem once the winds, let’s say, are 30 below,” she said in an on-camera interview with KMTV-TV.
After reaching out to the local news station, Kim had hoped their story would draw some attention, and it did.
The day their story aired, Kim and Gabe were walking their normal route when an amazing thing happened.
A woman who recognized their faces from TV suddenly pulled over to help. Becky Novotny took them home and made a deal that she would take Gabe to school each day.
It was an offer that brought some relief for both Kim and her son. And, Novotny, also a stay-at-home mom of three children, was more than happy to help.
“If I was in the same situation, I’d think I want someone to help me,” Novotny said. “It’s small town. You’re there for everybody.”
Gabe later joined the Boys Scouts and had a ride for that too. Since Kim said she had nowhere to turn to, Novotny was the angel they needed.
“I tried with the administration. I tried particularly with the school itself, so I greatly appreciate [the] help,” Kim said.
Both of these women definitely deserved mom-of-the-year awards — Kim for making a way out of no way for her son and Novotny for being another understanding mom willing to lend a helping hand.
Their sacrifices should not go unnoticed, so make sure to share this story with family and friends!
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