They say that when you dream about something very much, thoughts necessarily turn into reality. But for any fulfillment of a wish, you always need to work hard. The story I’m going to tell you today happened in Nebraska, USA. Young David was from a hereditary farming family. They loved their land, farm, animals and put their whole soul into the work. The guy, who was slightly over 20, sincerely appreciated the work of his ancestors.
He felt comfortable on the farm, rejoicing that the house and land had belonged to them for many years. But one day a huge blow awaited him and his father. Due to bureaucratic delays in the will, their land, with an area of just over 32 hectares, and the house standing on it passed to a distant relative. He was completely indifferent to working on the ground.
And everything that David and his father had created over the years was lost in the blink of an eye. They had to leave for the city. But David often came to the vicinity of the farm. He saw that everything was gradually falling into desolation.
The guy sometimes talked to local farmers and shared with them the dream of how someday he would buy the land on which his relatives lived and would be engaged in farming again. The guy was saving money with his father, hoping that they would be lucky. And such a day has really come.
A few years after they lost the land, it suddenly appeared at auction. Father and son collected all the funds they could. Unfortunately, there were not as many of them as we would like. But they decided to hold on to the end anyway. The auction was held right on the site. When the father and son arrived at the place, their mood deteriorated catastrophically.
David counted about 200 farmers who drove up from the surrounding area. My heart sank into my heels from despair. Many of these owners were very wealthy and clearly could outbid their price. And still David joined the fight – he announced his bid and waited. The auctioneer also froze, trying to hear what amount the next potential buyer would name. But all the farmers who applied to participate in the auction were silent.
The leading bidder tried to “warm up” them with advertising of convenient and fertile lands, but everything was to no avail. In order to stall for more time, the auctioneer took a break for the participants to think about specific bids. But everything was to no avail. Realizing that it was impossible to pull any more, the man knocked with a wooden hammer and called the final and only sale price. He was stunned.
David and his father did not believe their happiness either. It turned out that 200 farmers were silent during the auction so that the men could buy their beloved family farm. All the farmers knew about the story of David and his father and believed that they had lost their land unjustly.
Each of them loved his land, was devoted to it, and the story of a father and son who were thrown out of their homes made a serious impression. The farmers took the time to come and support David’s dream of returning his family’s farm with their silence.
Some journalists question this story because they have not seen documentary evidence. But I want to believe that everything was exactly like that. That’s all friends. Share this amazing story about the cohesion of people who are engaged in one thing.