Tawny Nelson has been going through a particularly tough time since her ex left her and her four little girls.
A single mother raising a nine-year-old, a five-year-old, a two-year-old and a six-month-old with not enough money to repair the family car.
One night, Tawny needed to go to the supermarket so she loaded the kids into the car and head off of a wet and miserable night.
One of the girls accidently left the lights in the car on and drained the car battery leaving mum and her girls stranded in the pouring rain.
Sharing her story with KTVU, Tawny explained how hard it was to find help.
“I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump.
"They all ignored me. Not even a no, they just acted like I didn't exist.”
With her newborn screaming, her two-year-old in tears with hunger, her five-year-old having a melt down and her eldest trying to calm them down, Tawny was completely overwhelmed by the situation.
“I was bawling and felt like the worst Mom ever.”
And then with a knock on the window, Tawny was approached by a 74-year-old man.
“He handed me a plate of chicken strips and biscuits from the deli and bottles of water.
“’Feed those babies and yourself young lady. I have a tow truck on the way and my wife will be here shortly to take y'all home.’”
The elderly man arrived to Tawny’s home the next day with a mechanic and repaired her car.
The man went home after the job was done and when Tawny asked the mechanic about setting up a payment plan for the repairs, the mechanic “smiled telling me the older man had paid for all of it.”
The mum-of-four was completely overwhelmed by the elderly man’s kindness saying:
“I've never cried so hard in my life.
“Things had been absolutely awful. More so than I care to explain.
“And without knowing us or our situation this kind man helped us in ways he will never know.”