PRYOR, Okla. -- A family in Pryor had been beaten down by despair until an anonymous angel stepped forward and lifted them up with money and a strong message.
"I couldn't even believe that somebody would do that out of the kindness of their heart, for my family," said Robert Kirchner.
In a story only on 2 Works for You, it's a tale to restore your faith in humanity. A stranger sends the ultimate "Pick-me-up" to an area family down on their luck.
The gesture bringing tears to the family that had almost lost all hope.
It's an incredible story of remarkable kindness - how a stranger turned desperation into pure joy.
"There is no hope is what it felt like," is how Robert and Sandra Kirchner felt after life had thrown them a curve.
"I got hurt of course on the job and I've been to doctors and injections in my back and just appointment after appointment...Surgeries," said Sandra.
She had dedicated herself to Braums for the past 14 years, relying on the job as a second income for her family.
"She's a, was a G.M. up there and you know, our main backbone and that has since changed," Robert said.
The family... Took a big hit and began to struggle financially. They did what they had to do to stay afloat.
"We decided to have a few yard sales and sell some of our possessions," Robert said.
The couple, married for 21 years, tried to keep their spirits up, reminiscing on the life they built, bringing four kids into the world.
When things got really difficult, Robert kirchner decided he would sell his bike, a 1978 Honda 90, an item he cherished deeply.
"I had to sell some of the things I really didn't want to," he said.
Robert posted an ad on Facebook and immediately got a response for full asking price.
"The guy was you know, adamant on how much he loved those bikes and this bike in particular would complete his collection," he said.
Robert and the bidder got to talking. Both becoming fully aware of how special the bike was to each other.
Robert agreed to sell, but the next morning, he woke up to a message that changed his life.
"He said I'm going to send you a $1,000 check through the mail today... But I want you to keep the bike," Robert said, fighting back tears.
The bidder... Continued. "I wish you would not sell it under these circumstances..I hope the extra cash keeps you afloat."
The Kirchners thought this might be a joke someone was playing on them.
They were even more stunned to find a check in the mail the next morning with another message.
"God laid this on my heart to assist you during this crisis. He does speak to us, but we have to be willing to listen and obey. I'm glad our paths crossed."
The bidder remains anonymous... But the Kirchners want him to know one thing:
"We can use the money, we can use the help, but even more than that, it did restore our faith in humanity," they said.
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