This boy was born with a heart made of gold.

They wondered why he weighed so much straight out of the womb, but they had not known the contents of his heart. Soon, it was made obvious of his solid gold inside. You could see it in the way he would wait with his sister at the bus stop so she wasn’t alone. You could see it in the way he helped his mom dry the dishes after dinner. You could see it in the way he rubbed the dog’s belly when he had thrown up whatever it was he wasn’t supposed to eat. You could see it in the way he gave parts of his lunch to his friends that couldn’t afford it. You could see it in the way he handled everything with care.

This boy was born with a heart made of gold.

And while he gave and gave and gave without asking for anything in return, people took advantage of his kindness. They asked for favors in hopes that they could steal a piece of his gold heart not to make themselves better people, but to make a profit off it. But they never succeeded, for this boy always kept his heart guarded.

This boy was born with a heart made of gold.

It grew with each kind act he completed, but while his heart grew bigger, his body grew weaker. His limbs could no longer support his ever growing heart, and it was getting harder to carry on. Eventually, his heart grew so big that it crushed his lungs, and this golden hearted boy lived no more. He was killed by his own kindness. What a tragic thing it is to be such a good person.

 

  • m.f.

 

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