Amanda was weeks away from giving birth to her first child when her world just turned upside down.
She and her husband had been trying to have a baby for three long years before finally conceiving. Along the way they had purchased their first home with a long mortgage they would both have to pay off. At first, these were all happy occasions.
But then at about 30 weeks into her pregnancy, her husband just got up and left. He left her with the baby, with the unfurnished new home, and the hefty mortgage.
“The biggest thing was just the shock,” Amanda said. It was definitely not what they had planned out for themselves, and she was caught unawares.
“It’s very difficult,” she said. “We’ve been renovating the house for the last two years, and we’ve put all our money into that.”
“The idea was that this year was going to be a good year, with the baby coming, and that’s all gone now. I have to look at other options and what I can do, because I really want to keep the place and to raise my child there.”
Now 36 weeks pregnant and alone, she was faced with the tough choice of having to leave her dream home she built for her child, or risk not being able to provide for her baby.
Amanda was being interviewed by a radio station in Australia, as her friend had called in about her story. The two of them sat together in the recording room as Amanda recounted her life situation.
But then all of a sudden, the television screen turned on behind her, and she saw that it was showing footage of her home.
The camera crew then went on to take a tour inside the house and Amanda was in disbelief—she knew something was about to happen, but she didn’t know what.
But as soon as the crew stepped through the front door, she noticed something different: A brand new vacuum cleaner was in the hallway.
Then the host told her what it was for, and her mouth fell open.
“We set up a cleaning service—they’re going to be cleaning your house for the next six months, so you don’t have to worry about the cleaning side of things,” she said.
The crew continued on into the kitchen, where they opened the fridge to yet another surprise.
“You’ll be supplied with Eat Fit food every day—they’ll be delivering your meals for the next three months so all the groceries are taken care of and you don’t have to worry about it.”
On the counter, there were even more gifts—$4,000 worth of baby gear including a stroller, a baby car seat, a changing table, baby monitors, and then a $1,000 baby photography voucher to help Amanda document some happy memories. This could still be a good year.
Then the cameraman went back into the kitchen and pulled down the door of the oven. Amanda couldn’t believe it.
“That is a big wad of cash,” the host confirmed. It was $10,000 in cash. “We’ll be helping you out with your mortgage.”
“Oh my gosh,” Amanda said, fully crying as the news sank in.
“I can’t tell you how much that means—that means I can stay there,” she said. “That’s huge—I can’t thank you enough.”
Watch Amanda’s reaction below: