24-Year-Old College Student Surprises Grandparents by Paying Off Mortgage


A Texas college student surprised his grandparents by paying their mortgage and giving them a trip to the Bahamas.

Stefun Darts shocked his grandparents by presenting them with a $15,000 check to pay off their mortgage, something that would have taken the couple another four years to fund themselves.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Marilyn Roberts, Dart’s grandmother, to KHOU. “To have a grandson like that is a blessing.”

Grandfather Cecil Roberts agreed, telling KHOU their grandson is “a very special kid and I just love having him in my life.”

The full-time college student said he never went out and stuck to eating microwaved pizzas in order not to waste money. The entire surprise was captured on video, with Darts adding that he gifted his grandparents with a vacation to the Bahamian islands after he gave them the check.

His mother, Stephanie Wyatt tells KHOU that he was always generous.

“He would start giving,” said Wyatt, “asking if anyone needed help with anything.”

In a March 20 Facebook post, Darts writes about his grandparents, saying that he “couldn’t stand you going to work at night, some nights I didn’t even sleep knowing it shouldn’t be like this.” He adds that he never “wrote a check wanting this to be the first one.” He goes on to thank “all my friends that stood by me over these last 6 years I appreciate you.” The post has received over 130 shares and generated more than 1,000 shares to date.

People reports the San Jacinto College student has a non-profit called Caring Heart Youth. According to the foundation’s website, its aim is to “uplift, motivate and inspire the next generation of youth. To empower them to become the future leaders of tomorrow.” The organization was founded in 2012, and since then volunteers have surprised many in Houston, including a young student in need of school supplies and a mother of five who needed clothes and shoes for her children.

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