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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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shana neidig (36 minutes ago)
Sins of the father, My dad was a drug dealer his whole life, when I got older, I helped a young girl who bought dope off my dad, kick her habit. God Bless this young man!
bytemebiz (9 hours ago)
it would have been sad, if she kept the money. knowing she has over 40+ children, pension plan and social security checks coming in the mail. accepting money from a teenager, who has hardships in his life. why were there camera there. a good deed should go unseen.
trapped dreams (12 hours ago)
i kind of feel so bad for his father he did it for him...
ARCANGEL5210 (1 day ago)
Vicky Mcconnell (3 days 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 (3 days ago)
That is so freaking awesome made me drop a tear, or 2
LordDarts (3 days ago)
Doesn't she look like Dame Helen Mirren :)
Miguel Antonio (4 days ago)
These are the True Leaders of Tomorrow 💯
b5ranger001 (4 days ago)
Christian, what a man you will turn out to be, nothing like your dead beat Father. Good Job.
grace smurugi (4 days ago)
Sambarry cutting onions again
Jacqui Kalich (4 days ago)
Good lad. Well done, honey!
dibaby1970 (5 days ago)
This made me bawl, what a beautiful soul this young man has. God bless them both.
freeatlast1963 (7 days ago)
What an oustanding young man.
Reyes G. (7 days ago)
God is good "! I rest my case
Vivian Hinton (8 days ago)
Amy Meanor (9 days ago)
Wow an honest young man
Mindfulness Key (14 days 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 (14 days ago)
Nice video
Stephanie Marino (14 days 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.
Glitz 101 (15 days ago)
I’m not crying your crying
Tonya (15 days ago)
Grady Shady (17 days ago)
Awesome guy I hope God uses him Big Time He will make a difference in this World
Stephanie Hardwall (17 days ago)
thats amazing🙌
carsyn wagner (18 days 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 (19 days ago)
What a great guy. God bless him I wish him miracles.
Mike Lee (19 days ago)
Well done wow
Birgitta Andersson (19 days ago)
Christian you are a good guy👍
My Lei (19 days ago)
I loved it yay mom
Isa Salinas (20 days ago)
Richard Nash (22 days ago)
Good job young man.
Kelly Sandra (26 days 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 (26 days ago)
What an awesome young lad good job I do love hearing about kind hearted people
charlene shafer (29 days ago)
My eyes are leaking...
Tiago Martinho (30 days ago)
Seems the apple fell far from the tree
Leigh Stevens (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Good job Christian
Miccy D (1 month ago)
Props to his momma for being able to raise a man
Chris Ryan (1 month ago)
If “on the road” was a channel by itself, I’d subscribe!
Ely Powell (1 month ago)
They both got paid $300 for doing a good job acting!
Gnawer Shreth (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
What if his dad stole the money for him to go?
Jasmine Lorelie Flores Visaya (1 month ago)
Great man.
Lisa Phillips (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Love heals 🙏
Estong Big Boy (1 month ago)
That kid has balls.. A great young man
Patricia (1 month ago)
I have tears in my eyes, awesome human beings
BlackWidow 84 (1 month ago)
❤❤OMG MY HEART, be still my heart❤❤
Noname M (2 months ago)
Keep up with the excellent journalism. Need more stories like this these days.
clapped ass rockadoodle rockaday (2 months ago)
Love it, makes me so happy
Suleman Joosab (2 months ago)
This is a true human right here
Mike Jones (2 months ago)
Onions bruh
Mike Jones (2 months ago)
Riddick 4Ever (2 months ago)
wtf these kinda good hearted people still exist!!!!!!
Rica Ballero (2 months ago)
Kudos to mother who raised him well...good job kid!!
Vinayak Jha (2 months ago)
Again reporters doing some good things.
Raven Blakely (2 months ago)
Wow! Maybe humankind does have some hope
Sarcastamus Raconteur (2 months ago)
"No money changed hands" the narrator must not have watched his own story.money changed hands twice.
It's Awesome Sid (2 months ago)
God Forgives
FutureSenator Leader (2 months ago)
Good job baby!...
SKULL ; (2 months ago)
Mug an old lady visiting her late husband, just goes to show you how weak this man was.
LMAO ROFL (2 months ago)
That's soooo sweet!!! Eyes Full of Tears!!
George Washington (2 months ago)
I salute you
Vernita Valentine (2 months ago)
I want to marry him.😍
Ebony Rogers (2 months ago)
Fine gentleman on both sides
I.A.C. (2 months ago)
White on white crime... Always a happy ending. No offense to anyone.
Z S (2 months ago)
God bless you kid
Samuel Mason (2 months ago)
2 weeks ago... the guy probably robbed the grandma and gave him the cash LOL
Camryn and Rileigh (2 months ago)
Cliff Gamer (2 months ago)
Who's cutting onions? I'm tearing up.
Mr. Nick (2 months ago)
annnnnnd why can’t the news be like this more often? Oh wait, because kids are covering their faces and attacking others. That’s why.
luda650 (2 months ago)
Great story... But dude is Beavis and Butthead at the same time.
Ghulam Rehman (2 months ago)
Everyone's forgetting the fact her husband who died was 60 but she is 78 so hes 18 years younger than her why 😂😂
Montana Feliz (2 months ago)
Anil Rehmatullah (2 months ago)
Juan Flores (2 months ago)
Fake news, only mexicans are thiefs.
Juan Flores (2 months ago)
Would be funny, if the kid robbed her too.,
TheOuterLimits (2 months ago)
He got great values, I hope he keeps that up as he grows up. Wish him great future
TypicalXReign Smith (2 months ago)
The kid is Really cute
D Bear (2 months ago)
Wow amazing kid. I wish him the best and most successful life. Everyone standing behind them was crying
Darwin Vasquez (2 months ago)
Asa Ruth (3 months ago)
Dammit someone is cutting onions again! Whoever you are stop!
Leo Dalyn (3 months ago)
Remarkable young man.
TallTan22 (3 months ago)
Great, Honest, Kindhearted, Young Man. I Wish His All The Best ●☆●
Tera Coffin (3 months ago)
What a kid! What a woman! What humanity!,
heavystarch100 (3 months ago)
If you dislike this your just doing it for no reason. Awesome people on both sides. Beautiful woman and a young man with moral fortitude!!
Roy Inouye (3 months ago)
♥️♥️🙏🙏well done son! God Bless you!
Bored Me (3 months ago)
If we could take care of one another like this.....
Tom Gray (3 months ago)
Awesome young man doing what is right. Best wishes for them both. Nice of that Lady to let him go on his band trip...
Aj777 (3 months ago)
If you don't like this you are stuck
Douglas Marshall (3 months ago)
3 words amazing young man
Ainsley Ameerali (3 months ago)
Omg .. i cried .. this kid for president... and the lady ... Secretary of state
Kush kingOnyx (3 months ago)
Real man
Susan Soleyn (3 months ago)
So sweet
Frank Roberts (3 months ago)
And such a good-hearted kid
Sara Galantini (3 months ago)
You are really great and sweet
kura kaufusi (3 months ago)
wow what a good boy
EDRPOS (3 months ago)
His father is a total loser robbing someone at a grave site, this kid is not his father and wishes him the best. As they say the sins of the father....yeah...nah...he's on a whole different path to a successful life.
Tennessee Girl (4 months ago)
She's a gorgeous woman
M Deelirious (4 months ago)
😘😍sweetest gesture😍😍😍