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On the Road: Teen repays father's debt

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As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets 15-year-old Christian Lunsford, who took it upon himself to repay 78-year-old widow Tona Herndon after his father robbed her during her most vulnerable moment.
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melvin vs melly (1 day ago)
2:27 Yall know dat lady husband left her some money she wasnt trippin on no $700, it was just the principle 😂 , she living her best life with them shades on
carmeles spasm (1 day ago)
Oh my!!!! This young man is incredible as is the Tona for giving him the money back. The act of humility from both sides brings me to tears. Or is someone cutting onions in the room?
ownerofyourblackass (2 days ago)
No Life Soccer Fan (2 days ago)
Aww this is precious
Rochell Barbara (4 days ago)
I just finished my makeup for work and now I’m crying thanks kid
Justin Lawrence (4 days ago)
Good man. Leadership material
Mouse (4 days ago)
I like his shirt dinasours!!!
miten brian (6 days ago)
This is the worst tv show
Kiroatic (7 days ago)
Her smile. Melted my heart. So cheeky
Bonkerz (7 days ago)
Father: It's been 34 years since I payed you
Ta To (7 days ago)
he looks like naymar
Mile Pavlovik (9 days ago)
nice teeth, Christian
Guero Coolero (11 days ago)
"No money changed hands in the parking lot" Uh technically it changed hands twice
adamski2_o adamski2_o (12 days ago)
This shows people have a good heart even in the bad times .
Michelle K (14 days ago)
Amazing. He was raised very well. A parents actions does not define you. God bless him and that women❤️
Kettle Tab (14 days ago)
Crying, lord
Tony Patino (15 days ago)
Tina Phillip (20 days ago)
To get a 15yr old to act so mature is a miracle in itself.so young and already paying for his dad's bad decisions shame on the dad
Fultonfalcons86 (22 days ago)
Pay attention kids and parents this kid is a good egg learn from it and pay it forward...........
Gert Ricks (27 days ago)
This young man is an example of Gods love . II don’t know you but I am so proud of you..🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Karen Miller (1 month ago)
What a lovely young man, his Mom must be incredibly proud.
binthrdonthat (1 month ago)
I think the majority of kids are great. The kid's are alright!! Remember to watch what you do and say in front of your children, YOU are their mentors
K Burkett (1 month ago)
Awww!!!! So selfless God bless him!
Great kid and lady was so kind and generous.
Kevin King (1 month ago)
Cris Escobedo (1 month ago)
Chewy Bacca (1 month ago)
Great job young man
Bobby Olivares (1 month ago)
You're a good man, God will be watching over you.
Terri Kukla (1 month ago)
Obviously he is a wonderful young man...
Stuff (1 month ago)
I hope I look as good as her when I get old
Shanise866 (1 month ago)
What a lovely young man!
averiansmom (1 month ago)
the tears that I have. Thank you GOD for the humanity left in this world. Exactly young man. GOD bless him 100 fold.
Monir Mansour (1 month ago)
Amen. well done young man. You will be a great dad
toxik shortbed (1 month ago)
What an awesome kid.
J'elica (1 month ago)
"no money changed hands" again with the crappy writing. YES IT DID. The amazing man gave back the money to pay for his fathers' crime! That amazing woman accepted his money. She then took HER money and gifted the child. I doubt she could afford that given the recent theft of 700$ and her husband death. They both choose to sacrifice. Your company needs to choose your WORDS wisely enough to not DIMINISH the great acts you report on. There are many times in these snippets that ACTIONS speak much better than your poor copy ever could.
Laura Zieman (1 month ago)
What an absolutely wonderful kid.
kennapop3 (1 month ago)
This young man Loves God, and shares God's love in his actions
Alan Chambers (1 month ago)
This is a good teaching lesson for a Bible Study. I added this to my Facebook with this caption. Sins of the Father In this passage, the prophet Ezekiel explains generational curses. "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Generational curses come when the next generation accepts, embraces, and enters into the sins the previous generation. Generational curses are broken when the sons (or daughters) of the previous generation say no to that sin, therefore the sin is not carried on to the next generation. They embrace righteousness and shun the sin of their fathers. In this story, the boy is right by saying, "You are not who your parents are. I mean, even if they do raise you, you can become whoever you want to be." His father was in prison for taking money from a grief-stricken elderly woman who just lost her husband two weeks prior. He was willing to pay for a debt he didn't owe because of the transgression of his father. (Interesting. Jesus paid for a debt He didn't owe dying for the sin of humanity on the cross. Think about that too.) Ezekiel 18:20 Modern English Version (MEV) 20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the punishment of the iniquity of the father, nor shall the father bear the punishment of the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. Here is the clip. It is a heart touching story of a boy who reached out to the victim to make amends for his imprisoned and estranged father.
Hung Nguyen (1 month ago)
Tear in my eyes...
Mikey Mike (1 month ago)
rick james (1 month ago)
God damn dude! Mad props!✌As real as it gets
The Skull (1 month ago)
Hes a better man than some of these adult men now a days
Soli Huckaby (1 month ago)
Melanie Konobrodski (1 month ago)
I wish that everyone in the world was like that.
Peanut (1 month ago)
Beautiful!!! GOD is Real
angelo shamus (1 month ago)
A son paying his father's debts....smh.....let's go back through history....we got alot to fix
Michael Homchick (2 months ago)
this young man was raised up VERY PROPER.
Alyssa Garcia (2 months ago)
Pierce the veil fan and a big heart?! This kid rocks!
trapped dreams (2 months ago)
i kind of feel so bad for his father he did it for him...
ARCANGEL5210 (2 months ago)
Vicky Mcconnell (2 months ago)
Your a wonderful amazing young man you showed such loving compassion honesty great example for others to fallow honey not to worry you'll never fallow in your dad's footsteps God bless you
Liz Byrd (2 months ago)
That is so freaking awesome made me drop a tear, or 2
LordDarts (2 months ago)
Doesn't she look like Dame Helen Mirren :)
Miguel Antonio (2 months ago)
These are the True Leaders of Tomorrow 💯
b5ranger001 (2 months ago)
Christian, what a man you will turn out to be, nothing like your dead beat Father. Good Job.
grace smurugi (2 months ago)
Sambarry cutting onions again
Jacqui Kalich (2 months ago)
Good lad. Well done, honey!
dibaby1970 (2 months ago)
This made me bawl, what a beautiful soul this young man has. God bless them both.
freeatlast1963 (2 months ago)
What an oustanding young man.
Reyes G. (2 months ago)
God is good "! I rest my case
Vivian Hinton (2 months ago)
Amy Meanor (2 months ago)
Wow an honest young man
Mindfulness Key (2 months ago)
How can you rob an old lady grieving at a graveyard. That's mad low bro. That super low. His dad is not serious, although his heart was kinda in the right place. He wanted to get money to give to his son. So sad what life will make out of people.
Eima Nord (2 months ago)
Nice video
Stephanie Marino (2 months ago)
I've seen this a couple of times already but whenever it pops up I watch it again because it gives me those happy feels.
Cringy Person (2 months ago)
I’m not crying your crying
Tonya (2 months ago)
This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ (2 months ago)
Awesome guy I hope God uses him Big Time He will make a difference in this World
Stephanie Hardwall (2 months ago)
thats amazing🙌
carsyn wagner (2 months ago)
That is so sweet, both of them, he gave the money back to her and then she gave it back to him for his trip! 😂😍
Ben B (2 months ago)
What a great guy. God bless him I wish him miracles.
Mike Lee (2 months ago)
Well done wow
Birgitta Andersson (2 months ago)
Christian you are a good guy👍
My Lei (2 months ago)
I loved it yay mom
Isa Salinas (2 months ago)
Richard Nash (2 months ago)
Good job young man.
Kelly Sandra (2 months ago)
My son's name is Christian i drive that exact same Chrysler 300 color and all... my x husband was a problematic man, never that ik did crimes against strangers but us as a family yes... my children hsve grown into upstanding young men watching their father fall over and over.... unfortunately this is the face of the New America... my x husband was a wonderful man and provider till his job packed up and moved to Mexico, it destroyed him!
I hate liberals (2 months ago)
What an awesome young lad good job I do love hearing about kind hearted people
charlene shafer (3 months ago)
My eyes are leaking...
Tiago Martinho (3 months ago)
Seems the apple fell far from the tree
Leigh Stevens (3 months ago)
With no assurance what kind of reception he would receive that was a long walk into the car park. A brave, respectful nd honest young man. An incredible example of a decent human being. He deserves many great opportunities. Good luck to him.
Heidi Geiman (3 months ago)
Good job Christian
Miccy D (3 months ago)
Props to his momma for being able to raise a man
Chris Ryan (3 months ago)
If “on the road” was a channel by itself, I’d subscribe!
Ely Powell (3 months ago)
They both got paid $300 for doing a good job acting!
Gnawer Shreth (3 months ago)
I really don't know how to feel about this story to be honest. The teenager is clearly a great kid and seems to have the heart in the right place. All respect to him. However, I find it horribly sad that he thinks he's somehow to blame or is responsible for what his father did. That has to be an awful feeling to live your life with. Of course he's not responsible for his father's actions, his father is. So the story is both really nice and heartwarming as well as sort of sad to me. The poor kid blaming himself or feeling responsible is terrible, but his actions are obviously great.
Beengonetoolong Nevercominback (3 months ago)
This young man is no less than an angel. I won't judge his father because he's clearly lost his way but I will say she will realize one day what he's missed and deeply regret it because that young man is remarkable and I bet him mom is one heck of a good person too. We love you buddy and you are in our prayers. You give us hope in humanity.
CoNsTrUcTiVeCRiTic (3 months ago)
What if his dad stole the money for him to go?
Jasmine Lorelie Flores Visaya (3 months ago)
Great man.
Lisa Phillips (3 months ago)
He made me cry...what a wonderful young man, who is nothing like his father and will never be. I'm so proud of you as if you're were my own child. Well done son, well done.👏
Tasha Sears (3 months ago)
Love heals 🙏
Estong Big Boy (3 months ago)
That kid has balls.. A great young man
Patricia (4 months ago)
I have tears in my eyes, awesome human beings
BlackWidow 84 (4 months ago)
❤❤OMG MY HEART, be still my heart❤❤
Noname M (4 months ago)
Keep up with the excellent journalism. Need more stories like this these days.
Ewe of The Lamb (4 months ago)
Love it, makes me so happy
Suleman Joosab (4 months ago)
This is a true human right here
Mike Jones (4 months ago)
Onions bruh
Mike Jones (4 months ago)
Riddick 4Ever (4 months ago)
wtf these kinda good hearted people still exist!!!!!!