Updated on 11-06-2019
An act of kindness by farmers in Nebraska, has restored our trust in humanity.
Hundreds of farmers in Nebraska kept quiet during an auction so that a young man could win the bid and buy back his family’s farm.
David’s family were farmers for decades but, because an ancestor had sold off their 80-acre farm to a relative who did not have their best interest in mind, which upset the whole family. But David was determined to win it back again.
So when the land was up for sale again through auction, David and his father decided to do whatever possible to win back the farm again.
On the auction day, more than 200 farmers were present there, David and his dad thought their chances were slim to win it, but decided to give it their best shot.
But what the farmers did next surprised David and his family.
When the auctioneer started the auction, David and his father placed their bid, but not a single of the other farmers spoke up.
It turned out that more than 200 farmers had a change of heart about the land and decided to not bid for the land, so that the young farmer could win it back for his family.
After three times, the auctioneer did not get any response from a single farmer, so finally, he slammed down the gavel and gave David and his father the winning bid.
“I’ve had two profoundly humbling days in my life,” David said. “The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day at the auction house.”
What an amazing show of solidarity by the farmers towards this family, this act of kindness has surely melted our hearts.