After losing the farm their family owned for years, a young man and his father went on an auction to try and win it back. But a surprise awaited them there!
These days, the entire world struggles to combat the dangerous COVID-19, which seems to have already left permanent scars on us all. Yet, humanity has faced multiple other threats and horrors throughout history.
The only way people managed to deal with those hardships was to remain united, and the following story is a perfect example of it.
While its origins are a bit shady, the moral of the story is what matters- it puts an accent on the power of goodness and solidarity, which are very much needed nowadays.
David has been a farmer his entire life. His entire family has been working together on their farm for decades.
Yet, an ancestor had sold off their 80-acre farm to a relative who wasn’t concerned about their best interest, and this devastated David’s family.
The process was entirely legal, but that didn’t change things.
However, they didn’t intend to give it all up. Being very well aware of the farming business, they knew that at some point the farm would go on sale, most likely on an auction. The family gathered all their money and decided to try and buy back the farm when it was put on sale again in a few years.
They were right. On the day of the auction, David and his father arrived at the farm, but were shocked to see that 200 other farmers were already there!
They were heartbroken. Their chances to buy back the farm seemed very bad, considering the competition and the small amount of money they had.
Farming auctions are identical to other auctions – more bids raise the price. Even if there were only a few others who would make an offer for the farm against them, David and his father could not make it.
The two of them waited through the auction for their farm to be presented – nothing else was a subject of their interest at that time. They only wanted to get their farm back.
When the decisive moment came, they made their bid and waited in anxiety … but nothing happened!
Out of all 200 men, no one bid against them! And not because the land was not good, on the contrary, it was certainly worth buying! It turned out, before the auction, the other farmers agreed to let David’s family take back their farm.
David didn’t even think of asking them this favor, but through the auction, they all kept to their original agreement. They were tempted by the auctioneer who praised the land and enticed them to bid-but no one dared to change their decision.
Surprised, the auctioneer called a break, and when they reconvened — three times — and each time, no one made an offer. Eventually, he had to accept the group’s decision, slammed the hammer down, and sold the farm back to David’s family.
Finally, they became the family farm’s owners.
“I’ve had two profoundly humbling days in my life. The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day at the auction house.”
Just awesome, isn’t it?