Sometimes, help can come in the most unexpected ways from the people we least expect. In life, when we go through hardships, many of us feel embarrassed and ashamed to go to our friends and family for help. Whether it be because we are too scared to be honest with them, or we are trying to avoid burdening them, we would rather ask a bunch of strangers online for advice than ask our family for it.
But, what if we were to tell you that sometimes our family comes through in the most unexpected of ways? Recently, Reddit asked its users to share secrets they’ve kept from their significant others. The forum flooded with secrets that have been kept for years—from a husband disliking his wife’s tomato sauce recipe, to family secrets that partners are taking to the grave.
Of all the stories online, one stood out to users the most—earning gold and silver coins and being upvoted thousands of times.
Reddit user JollySkin shared that he anonymously saved his sister-in-law from an abusive marriage.
People were truly in awe of the selfless hero.
A few readers shared their own acts of kindness.
JollySkin’s story garnered more than 18K upvotes in just a few days and even inspired victims to come forward with their stories.
It’s nice to know that sometimes, even when we don’t want to burden our family with our problems, they are still there to help us in any way they can. It’s truly remarkable and special.
h/t Bored Panda