There are difficult moments in life where we truly understand the importance of support from others. We talk about all those situations where, for one reason or another, everything becomes difficult, and without the help of people who love us and know us, we simply could not move forward.
This american farmer is a man who has worked the land all his life but who, due to an unfortunate series of events, risked losing his farm, put up for auction by a predecessor who owned it. Left with nothing, he received a truly rare and wonderful manifestation of solidarity.
We are at Nebraska, an American state with a strong agricultural vocation. David, whose last name has not been released, along with other details of the court case, is one of those farmers who has always worked the fields like a purpose in life. It’s simply the only way of life he knows, and that’s why he does his job with dedication and passion. When his 32-hectare farm was taken away from him, the world collapsed around him.
But David decided right away that he wouldn’t give up. He knew he would do anything to redeem the property which, through various legal maneuvers, had been put up for auction. Immediately, with his father, he set aside the money needed to buy it back and, when the fateful day of the auction arrived, something incredible happened.
There were about 200 farmers present, an enormous number of bidders, which certainly discouraged David and his father: the chances of taking over the farm were very slim. However, the farmer would never have thought that these people were there not to be his “competitors”, but to help him with a symbolic gesture.
When David made his modest offer, no one spoke, no one raised, in total silence, until, after several attempts by the auctioneer, the farm was awarded to those who had inhabited and cultivated it all their lives. The other bidders had gathered there to “unite”, aware of David’s story and deliberately refusing any intervention, so that he won.
A demonstration of solidarity that deeply touched the farmer. His other “colleagues” were not required to behave like this, and yet they did, for his sake and that of his family. The world needs more selfless acts of kindness like this!