Back in 2008, Tracy Orr couldn’t afford to make payments on her home after she lost her job. She had even sold $12,000 worth of property and paid the mortgage company thinking it would stop the foreclosure – but it didn’t work.
Tracy attended the auction with her family, but could hardly keep it together as she watched the home she took out an $80,000 loan on getting bid on by strangers.
That’s when she met chipper Marilyn Mock. Marilyn sat beside Tracy and began talking to her.
“Are you here to buy a house?” Marilyn Mock asked. Tracy burst into tears. “That’s my house,” she said. Tracy pointed to a space on the auction brochure. There wasn’t even a photo of the house, just a listing.
Marilyn slipped away and bought Tracy’s house for $30,000.
“She didn’t know I was doing it,” Marilyn says. “I just kept asking her if [her home] was worth it, and she just kept crying. She probably thought I was crazy, ‘Why does this woman keep asking me that?'”
“She said, ‘I did this for you. I’m doing this for you,” Tracy says. “When it was all done, I was just in shock.”
See the incredible moment Tracy’s life is changed by a complete stranger below:
A few months after the story had become well known, Marilyn received the Beyond the Horizon Distinguished Citizen Award by Mayor Bill Cecil of Rockwell, Texas. She also established a foundation named “Foreclosure Angel Foundation.” You can contact the foundation at email@example.com.
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H/T – CNN