The Giving Tree

Once upon a time in a village, there was an old man named Jerry.  He hadn’t seen his son for few years and wanted to meet his son who lived in a city.  He started his journey and came to a city where his son used to work and stay.  He went to the place from where he used to get letters long back.  When he knocked the door he was excited and smiled with joy to meet his son.  Unfortunately, someone else opened the door.  Jerry asked, “I suppose Thomas should be staying in this place.”  The person said, “No! He had left the place and shifted to a different location.” Jerry was disappointed and just thinking how to meet his son.

He started to walk in the street and the neighbors asked Jerry, “Are you looking for Thomas?” Jerry responded by nodding his head. The neighbors gave the present address and office address of Thomas to the Jerry. Jerry thanked them and started towards the path which will lead to his son.  Jerry went to the office and asked at the reception counter, “Could you please tell me the location of Thomas, in this office?” The receptionist asked, “May I know how you are related to him?” Jerry responded politely by saying, “I’m his father.” The receptionist said, Jerry to wait for a moment and rang up to Thomas and conveyed the same. Thomas was shocked and told the receptionist to send his father to the cabin immediately.

Jerry entered the cabin and when he saw Thomas, his eyes were filled with tears. Thomas was happy to see his father. They had a simple conversation for a while and then Jerry asked Thomas, “Son! Mom wants to see you. Can you Come home with me?”

Thomas responded, “No father. I can’t come. I am very busy working for my success and it’s hard to manage a leave to visit as my hands are full with loads of stressful work .”  Jerry gave a simple smile and said, “Okay! You may do your work. I’ll be going back to our village today evening.”  Thomas asked, “You can stay for few days with me. Please.”  Jerry responded after a moment of silence, “Son. You are busy with your tasks. I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or become a burden for you.” Continued, “I hope if ever had a chance to meet you again, I would be happy.” He left the place.

After a few weeks, Thomas wondered why his father came alone after a long time, he felt bad for treating his father in a weird manner.  He felt guilty for it and took a leave in office for few days and went to his village to meet his father.  When he went to the place where he was born and grew up, he saw that his parents were not there.  He was shocked and asked the neighbors, “What happened here? My parents have to be there. Where are they now?”  The neighbors gave the address of the place where his parents are staying.

Thomas rushed to the place and noticed that the place was like a graveyard. Thomas eyes were filled with tears and started to walk slowly towards the place.  His father Jerry noticed Thomas in a far distance and waved his hand to draw his attention.  Thomas saw his father and started to run and hugged him.

Jerry asked, “How are you?” and continued, “What a surprise to see you here.  I didn’t expect that you would be coming to this place.”  Thomas felt ashamed and kept his head down.  Jerry said, “Why are you feeling bad.  Has anything wrong happened?”  Thomas responded, “No father” continued, “It’s just I never knew that I would be seeing you in this position in our village.”

Jerry smiled and said, “I had taken a loan when you moved to a city for your college to pay for your education, then again when you wanted a new car,  but due to a loss in farming, I couldn’t repay the loan. So I thought of approaching you for a help, but you were very busy and stressed with your work.  I just didn’t want to burden you with this problem and remained silent and I had to let go of our home to repay the loan.”

Thomas whispered, “You could’ve told me. I’m not an outsider.”  Jerry turned around and said, “You were very busy and stressed with your work which made me remain quiet.  All we wanted was your happiness. So I kept quiet.”

Thomas started to cry and hugged his father again.  He apologized to his father and asked to forgive him for his mistake.  Jerry smiled and said, “No need for that.  I’m happy with what I got now.  All I want is that you spare some time for us, we love you very much and at this old age it’s hard to travel to see you often.”

Moral: Parents will always be there and give everything they could just to make you happy. We take them for granted, we don’t appreciate all they do for us until it’s too late.  When you find a path of success in your life, carry on but don’t leave your parents behind as they are the true reason of your success.

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'163' Thoughts on a Story

  1. that’s true

  2. A very touching story.

  3. so true.parents are part of us and they gave birth to us to give us our little life.weshould thankour parents.

  4. really this is very touching and inspires not to hurt our parents who sacrifice whole life for us

  5. we should respect our parents

  6. this story made me cry, it touches me from the bottom of my heart and i remember my mom, Parents are growing old yes its true we should give them comfort and enough time to them and feel to them that they are important to us. thankyou for this very touching story!

  7. it is very bad truth of human being’s life

  8. Now i see more reasons to love and to cherish my parents. God bless

  9. Bansidhara Bishoyi

    July 19, 2015 at 6:44 am


  10. human exploiting every thing for his needs he realizes the truth when only his heart melts with humanity

  11. Write Your Comment i like it too

  12. its so true………

  13. I loved your should be in top tens.great job guys.just if your going to ask I am a child.

  14. this story shall be used for any story telling for children

  15. NiCe AnD hEaRt ToUcHiNg StOrY

  16. Nice, true & heart touching story

  17. Heart touching and really emotional one…love u mom, dad…more than my life.

  18. love my mum and dad beyond doubts.they have really sacrificed to see me through to success.

  19. Am so worried about my parents but I understand this message will convey all hard hearted pepoles

  20. I like that story.. Nice one..

  21. Good Lesson for growing children and also good lesson for grown up elders to repent. Best moral to know love of our parents.

  22. Best moral to know love of our parents.

  23. Touching Story

  24. really this story touches my heart …..i love my parents

  25. This Story is soooo real that really it touch my heart.

  26. Nice and useful for school students in classroom.

  27. its really heart loching story….great.

  28. I really liked this story heartfully

  29. Really Nice … very touching

  30. Really nice story.

  31. thanhs a lot it is a wonderful story our parents give their lives for ours that is why we are obliged to take care of them when they are old if we want our sons help us

  32. Fantastic. After reading this story i like to sacrifice myself to my parents

  33. Really good . A heart touching story. I think dat every one should read dis story

  34. It is need full and remember us to Care our parents when they feel lonely and sad in a life.

  35. Very very nice story

  36. Shawn Ziedrick R. Dulla

    September 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice story story story story story story. Realy good story! I like the boy or man. And the tree.

  37. Shawn Ziedrick R. Dulla

    September 14, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Alot of storys in here!

  38. very very moral story fantastic

  39. Aditya priyadarshi

    September 20, 2015 at 3:41 am

    This story is very good.I am impresed this story.

  40. Muwanguzi Noah Stephen

    September 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Indeed you have cared! because CARING IS SHARING.I am the fourth borne in a dozen(6boys+6girls).The elderly couple continues to care.Dad(1937-)Mum(1949-).I pray that God helps me to care for them,especially now.

  41. a heart touching story everyone sholud learn this .its a new lesson of all the youngers

  42. Very true …..n sweet moral

  43. Its not just a moral infact its the real fact

  44. Henrique Drunwillie

    October 10, 2015 at 8:01 am

    So nice…no one like parents

  45. ranjeet kumar singh

    October 12, 2015 at 8:03 am

    don’t forget ur parents

  46. Child need his parents while need it’s social truth

  47. awsm…………

  48. excellent story


  50. Lygnea Ecarg Oteab

    November 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Its TRUE
    Children who have their parents with them should appreciate their beloved parent’s sacrifices ,cause remember what if you dont have parents ,what if they abort you.You know your too lucky cauze you have parents ,
    NOT LIKE ME!!!!!₩₩₩

  51. who is the author

  52. you who have perents should be glad that they dont pick drug over you or have a husben that dont like your older kid and you for get about them

  53. Grate story, I think it was stupendous!

  54. Yeh kahani bahut achi thi

  55. Yeh shaandaar kahani hey

  56. Truth was delivered perfectly

  57. This is fact but none of the people does n’t

  58. Nice story telling the fact.

  59. oooozam sweet heart
    … ♡♡♡

  60. the moral of the story gives a wonderful message, describing our parents. starting from our childhood how they support us just like the mango tree in the story

  61. Very good moral ahhh

  62. This is really a great … story …

  63. Beautiful read!

  64. I liked it.It is very nice.

  65. I’ve found it amazing. I’ll visit my parents soon.

  66. heart touching story

  67. Very intersting and inspiring story to all

  68. good obesrvation swapna

  69. Good advise to all children

  70. Heart Touching Story….

  71. I just love the story….?

  72. we should keep this mind

  73. awesome

  74. give and take story, but people like more taking not giving. give returns to those who supporting us.

  75. Wonder this story..very very nice

  76. Paritosh kumar singh

    April 12, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Great story

  77. Very nice… I like this story

  78. I like this story and the moral of story has inspired me

  79. great……… thanks for good story

  80. Good stories.

  81. Always remember those who do good to you and never turn your back to them . appreciate them and give them the necessary support to grow well so u can always enjoy their support.

  82. I hate to be nagative but that is not the moral of the story. I have read that story many times and that’s no ou

  83. Nice story thanqu

  84. Reminds me of a relationship between a narcissist and an empath.

  85. nice story

  86. nice story really the parents be with us in every difficulty

  87. Very nice story

  88. Very beautiful nyc story

  89. In this way we can understand that we should never left those from whom we love without any desire .one day they back home…..thankx frnds

  90. Very nice story

  91. That’s was sweet story

  92. I hate to be negative but… I tink I am in the wrange path

  93. lovely story
    it is dedicated to all the son’s and parents
    and all the families

  94. True. Just be wid ur close ones.

  95. lovely learning

  96. lovely learning thru d story here!

  97. hoselyn brillith torres azurza

    August 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I am delighted to read this lovely story. we should give care and love to parents before it was too late.

  98. i love this story I will read it everyday ❤️?❤️?


  100. I think this very true, this happens all the time in our society. People are being more selfish, they do not have respect for their parents at all. They think they just born and grown up without their parents. They always forget the sacrifices of their parents, and left then alone just like parents are nothing for them.

  101. This story it really teaching. I really like it because it talks about our parents and yes it did leave me a lesson that I have to be happy with my parents because when I grow up I will not have time because I have to do my job or I have to take care of my kids. Their is time for that but know it time or my parents

  102. So nice so good . I love myparents

  103. Hear Touching

  104. My all time favorite book!

  105. Nice story I love it

  106. Nasywa Raya Helmia Putri

    September 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I really like the story

  107. The story its really teaching me the right one.

  108. So nice ,So good. I love my parents

  109. Its a good books my kids love it ????

  110. U hve got nice stories …!!;* luv it

  111. Wonder ful story nice I love it :-) :-) :-) :-)

  112. The honest person

    November 10, 2016 at 9:47 am

    It is the best story i ever read i think those children who leave them go to there and take care of their parents

  113. You r right honest
    I am with you
    You are the best person in the world

  114. Yes it’s true, don’t forget help to parents end of ur life!…

  115. the story shows how the greed human beings exploit the
    mother natue

  116. it’s so true we forget what our parents did for us I always remember my parents I love them I do anything and everything for them love mom and dad

  117. As a parent I am so overwhelmed reading this piece. Its a family piece loaded with lots of moral to help the kids going. The sacrifice of parents will not go in vain in Jesus name.
    Thanks for uploading this story,

  118. i really love this moral story. it is very outstanding. i was amazed how the writer put the story in ways for people to understand and i am pleased with all the moral stories that has been uploaded to help others with the situation they are in. i lovvveeee it.

  119. I don’t see it the way most of the posts do. I understand that the background is a homage to the parent. That an apparently good and caring parent is diminished over the years as it gives to its children. However for me a parent who reads this to his or her children with a messsge of that intent should question thier own motivations for doing so. Children can’t ask to be born and the ‘deal’ of being a parent was accepted and uptaken on being gifted a child. Children should be seen as a miracle, the ‘payback’ in joy is tenfold the output of parenting. What about the parents parents who did the same thing but had dignity? I understand the awareness message and am not suggesting that on reading this the child nessecarilly undergoes a serious guilt trip, I do unfortunately feel that the motivation of the reader is narcissistic. Let the children work it out for your themselves naturally!

  120. dr. sheeba balraj

    April 12, 2017 at 5:01 am

    i truly believe in the moral given after the story. your identity is because of your parents. Because of them you are here. although you might have reached to a higher scale but still the basics and the blessings were given by them.

  121. Thanks guys it’s so encouraging

  122. very moutch good story.

  123. Lisy Kuriakose

    July 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    This story teaches a lot about how children should treat their parents when they grow up. Most parents work hard for the well being of their children sacrificing their life, happiness and time and don’t let the children to know about their burdens. They never expect any return , but it is the responsibility of children to look after their parents however busy they are. At least find some time to spend with them

  124. What a very nice story! Thanks to the author! It is really an inspirational story.

  125. This story touched me that parents always love their children .however their children forgot them.

  126. This is a constant in my life- visiting Mother at least once a year, and if all goes well, my son and I will have a visit, in summer or autumn.

  127. It’s interesting

  128. Fantastic and inspirational story, I cried while I read

  129. great stories with good moral,which were clear and attractive.

  130. Wonderful story, very nicely written, thank you for sharing :)

  131. The wonderful story i had ever seen.i had even won a competion with this

  132. I just discovered this site and can’t stop reading the stories. How couldn’t I find this earlier.

  133. Very nice moral stories

  134. good and inspirational story…

  135. Parents always behind the success of children……….so please always understand your parents

  136. children should never ignore their parents at any extent because of them we are right now without them we are nothing.

  137. Really great story, I like a lot. Children do not understand what’s the value of parents in them life. That’s my responsibility take care our parents properly when they are helpless.

  138. very long and good story to write

  139. Very good story to share with teens!

  140. a very touching story :)

  141. This story is about to change my life.

  142. Really an inspiration story

  143. I cried reading through the story esp the part where Thomas realized where his father was…that was very touching..

  144. Heart Touching Story.

  145. love it. so sad though…


  147. Very heart touching story!

  148. Great story and touching story

  149. Good story

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