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Struggling Mom Has Only $8 In Bank Account, Turns Down $5,000 Offer For Most Selfless Reason.

An Australian radio station recently came up with an insane way to test the compassion of strangers. The radio talk show hosts heard about a woman named Ashleigh who was in desperate need of some cash. Ashleigh’s father had just passed away due to a heart attack. Devastated, Ashleigh had to purchase flights to New Zealand on credit after she found out. But Ashleigh didn’t have the money to pay off that debt. “It’s just really hard being here without anybody,” Ashleigh explained to the hosts.

That’s when the radio station produced $5,000 to help Ashleigh… but there’s a twist.

The hosts grabbed a stranger off the street– a woman named Kate– and handed her the money. They explained Ashleigh’s situation to Kate and gave her 24 hours to decide whether to keep the money or give it to Ashleigh. Little did they know, the stranger they grabbed may just be the most selfless woman in Australia.


As the radio hosts get to know Kate, one of the hosts asks Kate if she’s wealthy. Kate laughs and says, “No, we often say we’re rich in love!” She soon proves that to be true.

Kate goes on to reveal she’s living in a difficult situation. She works two jobs– one as a nighttime cleaning lady at her daughter’s preschool– and recently received a disconnection notice for her electricity. The hardworking mom confessed she only has $8 in her bank account.

Through tears, Kate makes a heart-wrenching decision. To give the money to Ashleigh, a woman she’s never even met.


“I know we need it,” she says, “but we’ll– you know– we’ll manage. I didn’t have this money yesterday and I didn’t have it the day before and I will probably not have it tomorrow… I just really think there should be more people that help people in the world. I think it would be a nicer place.”

Ashleigh bursts into tears when she hears of Kate’s decision.


But Ashleigh isn’t the only one touched by Kate’s selflessness. The hosts are so moved, they reach into their pockets and give Kate a surprise even the radio station didn’t see coming.


Watch the video below for the entire tear-jerking story.

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