Homeless Dad Brought to Tears After Receiving Thousands of Dollars from Strangers to Buy New RV

A dad who has been living in a car with his two kids was moved to tears after receiving $17,000 from strangers to buy a new RV.

Lucius Allure, from Washington, spoke out about his financial struggles on TikTok and revealed that he has been living in a car with his two kids as they don’t have anywhere else to go.

Allure said that he and his ex-wife parted ways some time ago and had to spend all his money on lawyers during their divorce settlement.

When his boss found out that Lucius was in severe debt, he asked him to resign from his job, which made things even more difficult for him.

Eventually, Lucius and his two children had to move out of his home as he couldn’t afford one and started living in a car his father had bought him.

“Please don’t scroll. These are my kids, this is where we live,’ Lucius said in his now-viral video on TikTok.

Moving the camera to show viewers how he and his kids have been sleeping in the car full of stuff, Lucius said he only had this car-house to live in because his father is making the payments on it.

“He’s cosigned with me to get us this car,” he explained. “It’s been getting hard for him to pay it and because it’s just me doing the duties of both parents and working to make money and living in the current living situation, it makes it very hard for us to make money.”

He then said that he has found a van much bigger than his current vehicle, and he thinks it would be perfect for the family of three to sleep in.

“We just found a van for $6,000 that would be absolutely perfect for us. It’s seriously beautiful and perfect for us and really feels like an alignment. The van would give my kids their own bunks, instead of a little seat to sleep in. It has a pop-up tent on the roof, so it would give me a whole room for myself.”

The father-of-two said the van will also have a kitchen so he would be able to cook food and worry less about paying more for it.

“The RV would also make it so we don’t have to juggle stuff around every time we want to get something. We really need more space.”

Allure then requested the viewers to donate some money so that he could buy the RV to improve his temporary living situation and focus on working more efficiently, which he’s unable to do in his current car-house.

“We’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign, and we would be so grateful if you could help us out by donating or sharing our story with your friends and family. The link to our GoFundMe is in our bio. Thank you so much for your kindness and support,” he captioned his TikTok clip.

The clip amassed over 2 million views on TikTok, and thousands of people showed their support for the homeless father and his two kids.

Within just three of setting up the GoFundMe to raise funds to buy his new RV, Lucius has received more than $18,000 from strangers on the internet.

In a follow-up video, Allure showed his gratitude to the people who donated the money and said he cannot be any more grateful.

“We did it!!! All because of YOU!!! We are so incredibly grateful for every single person who donated, shared our story, and supported us on this journey,” he captioned the second video in which he also showed his kids showing their excitement for moving into a bigger van to sleep peacefully.

“Thanks to you, we’ve not only met but exceeded our GoFundMe goal, and we’re one step closer to getting a new home on wheels. We can’t even begin to express how much this means to us – each and every one of you has literally just changed our lives for the better. We couldn’t have done it without your help and kindness, and we’re so excited to start this new chapter of our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” 

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Source: TikTok

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