Never EVER Give Up | A True Story by Andy Henriquez




Never Ever Give Up | A True Story by Andy Henriquez

Here’s an amazing story from Andy Henriquez on why you should never give up on your dreams, despite what others might say, or despite what happens to you. Keep pushing on. Your dream is possible.

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Transcript:
Out of nowhere,
she gets a knock on the door.
When my mom opens up the door,
the gentleman on the other end,
he hands my mom these legal documents.
She starts flipping through the pages,
and then she realises
that the property is going into foreclosure.
But my mom can’t understand why
because she’s been paying the landlord
every single month
on time.
She picks up the phone
and she calls them up.
And she goes
“Hello.
Oui, this is Marie.
Yes I received the paper in the mail
it says the property
is going into foreclosure.
But I don’t understand.
Every month I pay the landlord on time.
Every month I pay him.
I don’t understand why
the property is going into foreclosure.”
The lady on the line
could tell that my mom sincerely
did not understand what was going on.
She said, “Oh, Marie,
even though you’ve been paying the landlord
money every single month on time,
the landlord has a mortgage.
The mortgage is attached to the property.
Because of that,
the bank has the right to foreclose.
And so ma’am,
the property is
gonna go to foreclosure.
And so my mom asked her,
“do you take that,
maybe I can go to the
foreclosure sale?
Whoever buys the property,
I will be a good tenant for them.
I will stay in the property,
I will pay them the rent.
Please, do you think that
they will let me stay?”
And you know what the lady
told my mom?
She said “Ma’am,
it’s not even worth you showing up.
Whoever buys that property
is not gonna want to keep
your little restaurant in there.
So my mom
is devastated.
She’s like “this is how I take care
of my 2 boys.
I got all my life savings
into this property.”
And so about 2 weeks later,
my mom says “you know what?
I know that sometimes
you don’t just have to
listen to what people tell you.”
There are some people that are
gonna try to talk you out of your dream.
They’re gonna tell you
“don’t even show up”.
But my mom said “at the minimum,
I’m gonna at least try to show up,
and see if I can convince whatever
big time real estate investor
if there’s any way that they’ll
let me stay in the property.”
Sometimes people are gonna try
to talk you out of your dream.
And you gotta look them
right in the eye,
and say “hey,
that’s okay.
I’m just gonna keep showing up.”
And so 2 weeks later,
my mom shows up to the
foreclosure sale.
She’s expecting a
roomful of investors.
But to her surprise,
there’s only 2 people there.
The auctioneer
and the representative from the bank.
Now, before my mom could realise
what’s going on,
the auctioneer steps up to the podium,
he says “ladies and gentlemen,”
we’re about to start a bidding process
on 540 West Atlantic Avenue.
If you’re here to bid on the property,
please raise your hand.”
And so naturally,
the representative from the bank
is standing over here.
She raises her hand.
My mom, who had no intentions
on bidding on the property,
doesn’t even know
how this thing works.
My mom decided to take
an act of faith,
and raised her hand.
Martin Luther King
said that “faith is taking the first step,
even when you can’t see
the entire staircase.”
The auctioneer said “very well,
we’re gonna start the bidding process
at $30,000.
Can I get a $30,000?”
The representative from the bank
is standing here and says,
“$30,000”.
My mom,
calm and collected,
doesn’t even know how this works,
goes, “$35,000”.
It gets over here to the bank’s rep,
bank’s rep says “$36,000”.
My mom, still in the game,
“$37,000”.
This goes on and on.
Now they’re in the 40s.
Now they’re in the 50s.
Now they’re in the 60s.
Now they’re in the 70s.
It gets over here to the bank rep.
Bank rep says this,
“$74,000”.
My mom,
still in the game,
no money,
“$75,000”.
It gets over here to the bank rep.
Bank rep says,
“$76,000”.
Now,
my mom’s like,
“I might as well have some fun.
I don’t have any money anyway.
We must be playing with
some monopoly money.”
And so my mom,
attitude and all,
my mom goes
“$76,500”.
But this time, something happens.
The representative from the bank
is standing here with a clip pad,
she picks up the clip pad,
and she says nothing.
The auctioneer’s gotta keep
the process going.
He goes “$76,500 going once.”
No answer…

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