Stefun Darts ate microwave pizza for months on end just to be able to give his grandparents the surprise of their lives. The full time college student and founder of the non-profit Caring Heart Youth presented his grandmother and grandfather with a check on March 20th for $15,000 to pay off their mortgage.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Marilyn Roberts, Stefun’s grandmother said. “To have a grandson like that is truly a blessing.”
For more than 20 years, the Roberts have being paying their mortgage on time every month and were well on their way to paying off their house. However, it would’ve taken another four years to do so, which is when Darts stepped in.
“I promised God in the second grade I would pay off you guys house and help you retire. A promise I would never break,” the 24-year-old wrote on Facebook. “I’ve been eating pizza, microwave pizza for all my life. My friends will tell you I never did go out. They didn’t know, but this was the reason why.”
To make his gift even sweeter, (and force all grandchildren to now step their game up) Darts also gave his grandparents a free trip to the Bahamas.
“I don’t do this for accolades,” he said. “To see tears of joy, to experience that in a lifetime, it’s like how many people can say that?”