Life is unpredictable. The truth is that we can never know what awaits us in the future. What we know is that we need to be the best version of ourselves and things would simply fall into place. Nathan, a bus driver, noticed something strange one day. A boy on the bus didn’t get off the last bus stop so Nathan approached him and asked where his parents were.
The boy said that his mother was supposed to wait for him at a certain bus stop but she was nowhere to be seen and he had no idea what to do. The little one explained that he and his mom had just recently moved to town and he couldn’t say where exactly their home was. He then asked Nathan if he could let him spend the night on the bus. Nathan explained that he couldn’t possibly let him sleep there and offered to take him home instead until they learn where his mother was.
The boy said his mom’s name was Melissa G, and that was a good start. Once home, Nathan prepared some dinner which the boy, who introduced himself as Carlson, ate very quickly. It was obvious he hadn’t eaten all day. Nathan took his phone out and called the police, asking if a boy named Carlson was reported missing. The answer was no.
He then asked about Melissa G, but there wasn’t anything they could tell him about her because her name was the only thing he knew about that woman. Confused and uncertain of what to do next, Nathan thought of calling social services, but he then changed his mind because he didn’t want to involve them for what could be a simple error. He really didn’t want the kid to end up in the system before learning what prevented his mother from meeting him as arranged.
Before calling every hospital in the area, Nathan made the bed for Carlson and told him to feel like home. “I know this is highly unusual. But I’m looking for this person. Her kid was on my bus all day yesterday, waiting for her to get on. Please, if there’s any Melissa G. interned right now, please, tell me so we can check,” he begged the lady who answered the phone.
Okay, I’ll assist. But don’t tell anyone,” the lady responded, and Nathan could hear her typing on a computer keyboard. “There is someone by that name.” However, there is no emergency contact information. They must have obtained her information from an ID in her pocket or purse.” Okay, I’ll assist. But don’t tell anyone,” the lady responded, and Nathan could hear her typing on a computer keyboard
“There is someone by that name.” However, there is no emergency contact information. They must have obtained her information from an ID in her pocket or purse.” Melissa was overjoyed when Carlson told her about Nathan. She couldn’t believe that a complete stranger could help her and her son. “Thank you,” she said sincerely, clinging to her son. “You’re very welcome. But I lied to these people, so if anyone asks, I’m your husband,” Nathan jokingly said.
Nathan stayed for a few moments before saying goodbye, not expecting to see the mother and her son again. But, as his shift came to an end, he felt compelled to return to the hospital and check on them one last time. “What brings you back?” Melissa inquired a few hours later as to when Carlson had dozed off on the couch. “I’m not sure,” he sighed. “I couldn’t stop thinking about you and him all day.” I’m at a loss for words.
But I suppose I needed to see this through. It’ll assist you in returning home and will keep an eye on him whenever possible so you can recover.” “That’s so sweet,” Melissa replied, struggling to keep her tears from falling down her cheeks. “Others would have called 911 or Child Protective Services, and they could have taken my son forever.” “I was about to call them, but I thought, what if something happened to you?
“There had to be a reason you didn’t appear, so I had to look for you first,” he explained. The two then locked their gazes on each other. Nathan paid Melissa and Carlson a visit after she was released from the hospital. The visits became more frequent, and the two married years later. Carlson was adopted by Nathan. Who would have guessed that the scared boy on the bus would one day become her son?