You do not have to be a superhero or a very socially glamorous person to save someone’s life. Loving someone is enough to do it. This article brings you a story of a man who was adopted with his brother by a woman, 30 years ago. This was originally posted on Humans of New York on Facebook.
This woman was able to turn these two boys’ lives around for good. And this was to honor her for being a hero who saved two lives. Please scroll down to check the rest of the story below.More info & Photo courtesy: Humans of New York
#1. The Woman Who Saved His Life.
This man here was moving from a foster house to another and found it becoming worse. His brother however was assigned to the Ripley family. They would take both the brothers out for lunch from time to time. One day, Ms. Ripley noticed quite a few bruises and scars on the other brother’s body. Right that day, the Ripleys transferred the other brother to their home as well.
With a terrible turn of events, Mrs. Ripley passed away when she lost her battle with cancer. Left with two boys in her adoption, Ms. Ripley had nothing to do. Although she could have returned the boys back into the system, she did not. She moved to Mississippi in a trailer, doing whatever jobs she could find and raising them. With Ms.Ripley’s upbringing, the boys made their lives successful.
Thanks to her love, these two boys have made very happy lives. She was not a superhero but she certainly did save two lives! For that, they are eternally grateful!
#6. Mrs. Ripley Legally Adopting Both Brothers.
#7. The Ripleys And The Boys.
#8. He Was Lucky Enough To Be Found By The Ripleys.
#9. She Was Proud And Worried As One Brother Joined The Marines.
#10. Ms. Ripley Stood By Them In Every Step.
#11. One Of The Brothers Has A Daughter Of His Own.
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