In 2016, the grandmother, aged 54, worked as a waitress while caring for her daughter’s triplets.
Shiela enjoyed discussing her daughter’s four-year-old triplet sons, Bentley, Ashton, and Dalton, during her shifts.
Since the triplets were only two months old, Shiela, a bartender from North Dakota, has been their sole caregiver. Her daughter was a struggling single mother with an infant when she learned she was pregnant with triplets.
Emotionally overwhelmed, the young mother felt unable to provide the boys with the life she desired for them.
Then, however, grandma Shiela stood up, despite the fact that she, too, was experiencing difficult times. As a waitress, I was barely able to make ends meet. She never considered leaving the boys with another family, however.
Left sobbing in the restroom
Together, Sheila and the boys were able to manage family life with less money than others, but with more love and affection.
Sheila couldn’t stop talking about her sons because she was so proud of them. One day, however, all of her ‘bragging’ about her children took an unexpected turn and led to her crying in the bathroom…
The daughter of Shiela Weisgerber, a 30-year-old single mother, broke down upon learning that she was expecting triplets. The young mother was already struggling financially and knew she could not support three more children. In addition to this tragedy, the boys’ father had died in a car accident a few months before their birth.
Fortunately, she did not have to place the boys with another family through adoption. Instead, grandmother Shiela took care of the boys at two months of age.
”At first it was very overwhelming,” she stold ABC News. ”And, at first I thought I bit off more than I could chew.”
Today, these magnificent triplets are ten years old! Despite the fact that Grandma Shiela also struggled financially, all has turned out well. She worked as a waitress, and her salary was insufficient to cover any additional expenses.
However, as you probably already know, love and safety are the most important things for growing children, and Shiela had plenty to offer in this regard.
”I do what I gotta do each day, and it works,” she explained and continued:
”They’re good little guys.”
She was extremely proud of Bentley, Ashton, and Dalton and used every opportunity to brag about them. Eventually, a couple entered the bar where Shiela worked. As they waited to be served, they listened to Shiela recount her story. The couple was moved by the grandmother’s story and her tireless efforts to provide for her triplet sons, but they were unable to assist.
In fact, they were so moved by the performance that they wrote a note on the bill.
”Take care of those boys!” the sign read. In addition, the couple decided to leave the grandmother a very generous tip of $300 in addition to their $33 bill.
The grandmother stared incredulously at the credit card receipt.
”I looked at it, and I looked at it again. You read stuff about it, and you hear about it, and you wonder, ‘Is that really true? Do people really do that?”
After the occurrence, Shiela felt compelled to describe the touching act that brought her to tears. She posted a photograph of the receipt with the caption:
”I went to the bathroom and I cried and I was blown away because to me that’s a lot of money.”
Not only Shiela was moved by the unexpected act of kindness; others were as well. Her post went viral and had a positive impact on the entire community, according to the grandmother’s employer.
Dave Cole Jr., the bar’s proprietor, explained: ”The last few months have been really hard with random deaths around here,” the owner of the bar, Dave Cole Jr, explained and added:
”We really needed a boost. This was a godsend. Literally, it made everybody brighten up. You know that there still is good left.”