Heartbroken Dad Turns Millionaire: Family & Friends Beg for Help, But Does He Owe Them? 😮💔

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Imagine having a newborn son with a life-threatening heart condition, desperately needing $60,000 for a surgery that could save his life. You run around begging for help, but your family and friends only offer meager support. Fast forward 17 years, and you're now a successful millionaire. But the same people who turned their backs on you now come knocking, expecting financial assistance. What would you do? 🤔💭

The Struggle Begins 😢

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Family's Cold Response ❄️

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Brother's Excuses 🚫

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Workplace Donations 💼

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In-Laws & Best Friend to the Rescue 💪

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Sacrifices Made 🏠

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Surgery Success 🎉

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From Desperation to Millionaire 💰

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A Changed Life 🌟

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In-Laws Rewarded 🏡

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Proud Father Moment 👨‍👦

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No Help for Unhelpful Family 🚫

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Brother's Business Loan Denied ❌

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Niece's Accident & Surgery 💥

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No Help for Niece 🙅‍♂️

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Old Coworkers & Best Friend 🤝

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The Fallout: Unhappy People & Cultural Expectations 😤

It's no surprise that the dad's refusal to help those who didn't help him has led to some very unhappy people in his life. In his culture, you're expected to support your community and family, do favors, and practice nepotism. His parents even told him they were ashamed of how the Western culture has changed him. But after everything he's been through, can you really blame him for not wanting to help those who turned their backs on him when he needed them the most? 🤷‍♀️💔

In-laws and best friend helped, others don't deserve millionaire's money 😮💔

Sad_Responsibility93 | Sad_Responsibility93

NTA: Father doesn't owe community who didn't support him during son's surgery 😮

Pumpernickelbrot | Pumpernickelbrot

NTA, but OP's parents' comment was heartless 😢

NarukeUzuha | NarukeUzuha

Heartwarming friendship and success after tough times 😮💔

bcp015 | bcp015

Family asks millionaire dad to pay for niece's cosmetic surgery, commenters say no

JessieWessie102 | JessieWessie102

NTA. Don't reward selfish behavior. 🚫💰

HotConfusion | HotConfusion

Heartwarming comment about helping from the heart ❤

sdbinnl | sdbinnl

Redditors advise against helping reckless niece despite family pressure 😭

noideaforusernamek | noideaforusernamek

Debate over helping family with medical expenses after past neglect. Niece's cosmetic surgery after drunk driving accident divides opinions. NTA or ESH?

highwaygirl2004 | highwaygirl2004

Respect and loyalty go both ways. NTA sounds brilliant 👏

onagoslow | onagoslow

Commenter defends OP and celebrates karma with a smiley face.

idrow1 | idrow1

Generous or petty? A $100 solution to a family problem. 🤔

daphuqijusee | daphuqijusee

Navigating the blurred lines between business and personal relationships 👨‍💼

snowboard7621 | snowboard7621

Respectful millionaire dad owes nothing to family and friends 💰

cabbage9988 | cabbage9988

In-laws came through in tough times, deserve help. Others don't.

ApartLocksmith1 | ApartLocksmith1

College fund for cosmetic surgery? Commenter disagrees with highwaygirl2004.

beets_bears_bubblegm | beets_bears_bubblegm

Grateful for support during tough times, forget the envious others. 🙏

semerien | semerien

Don't give in to pressure, say no to cosmetic surgery.

RaiseIreSetFires | RaiseIreSetFires

Cutting off toxic family and friends: NTA 👌

Familyconflict92 | Familyconflict92

Teenager's comment sparks discussion on valid opinions. 🤔

thatsnotmyname_ame | thatsnotmyname_ame

You earned it, you keep it. NTA for not sharing.

askallthequestions86 | askallthequestions86

Single mom supports millionaire dad's decision to prioritize his son's life. 👏

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Be cautious when helping family, pay medical bills directly 👨🏻‍🏫

OldPolishProverb | OldPolishProverb

Niece drives drunk, begs for surgery money. Should he help?

Business_Chipmunk_10 | Business_Chipmunk_10

Family refuses to help heartbroken dad, but now begs for money 💰

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Victim of drunk driving shares his opinion on niece's situation. 😮

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Grateful father rewards those who helped in his dire moments 🙏

rose_glass | rose_glass

Lending money is touchy, NAH for not wanting to lend. Coworkers $30?

lwhc92 | lwhc92

Heartbreaking medical expenses force family to seek help abroad. 😢

apenature | apenature

NTA stands firm against family's financial pleas, shares relatable story.

DibbyDill | DibbyDill

Breaking cultural expectations: NTA refuses family's hypocritical demands 🙌

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Commenter supports OP's success and dismisses entitled family members.

34stallen | 34stallen

No sympathy for niece's cosmetic surgery after drunk driving incident 😒

Lw2329 | Lw2329

Family and friends beg for help, but NTA millionaire refuses

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Grateful millionaire remembers those who stood by him. 🙏

haveabunderfulday | haveabunderfulday

Heartbreaking story of relying on donations for medical bills. Support healthcare.

SaveMeFromTheseKids | SaveMeFromTheseKids

Helping your community and family is a two-way street. NTA 👍

Korrin | Korrin

Setting boundaries with family: when to say no 🚫

Squinky75 | Squinky75

Niece's selfishness leaves scars, commenters side with dad. 😱

JenNineNails | JenNineNails

Let nature heal: NTA's advice for niece's broken legs.

scrimshandy | scrimshandy

Commenter defends millionaire dad's decision not to help family members

calliatom | calliatom

Heartbroken millionaire dad denies family and friends' requests for help. NTA!

JustAWeeBitSalty | JustAWeeBitSalty

Uncle considers niece's behavior before paying for cosmetic surgery. NTA.

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Tough decision for millionaire: Help niece or hold a grudge? 🤔

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Commenter calls out OP for being petty and childish 😮💔


Debate over helping a niece who drove drunk and caused harm.

VacuousWording | VacuousWording

Generous millionaire dad recommends children's book to entitled family and friends.

AMouse82 | AMouse82

NTA for not owing family money, but judgey comment about niece

abjectobsolescence | abjectobsolescence

Culture of support goes both ways. NTA for setting boundaries 👍

ladancer22 | ladancer22

Tough love or too harsh? Family ties tested over money.

MichKosek | MichKosek

Man receives backlash for not helping family after becoming successful 💰

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

Commenter calls out OP for being sanctimonious and holding grudges. Replies suggest cultural influence and that OP has a right to say no now.

brita998866 | brita998866

Blind sister pays back personal and business loans, earns loyalty ❤️

salemonadetea | salemonadetea

Confusion over healthcare in Israel sparks NTA judgement.

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Family expects money after neglecting sick grandchild and niece's DUI

angrybaldcat | angrybaldcat

Heart condition survivor defends millionaire dad's decision to not help family.

TotalMizNomer | TotalMizNomer

Commenter sympathizes with millionaire dad's situation, calls out parents' $100 contribution.

hollahalla | hollahalla

When you help friends and family, but never become a millionaire 😢

AltLawyer | AltLawyer

Choosing who to help based on past support. 👏

tattedbabe | tattedbabe

Family and friends beg for help, but NTA doesn't owe them

helen790 | helen790

Heartwarming success story with a moral dilemma and entitled niece 😮

Floridaliving661 | Floridaliving661

Grateful millionaire repays those who stood by him in crisis 🙏

thatonepersoniam | thatonepersoniam

Navigating cultural expectations of family and money can be tricky 🤔

Unique-Hunt-4028 | Unique-Hunt-4028

Commenter believes family should be grateful for millionaire's generosity.

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Family and friends want help after not supporting him? NTA.

Ashkendor | Ashkendor

Family and friends beg for help after dad turns millionaire, but commenter says NTA and karma got them.

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