Unconditional Love – True Story!

A story is told about a US soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam . He called his parents from San Francisco . “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.”
“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”

“There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”
“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”

“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”

At that point, the son hung up the phone…

The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are. Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

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47 Responses to Unconditional Love – True Story!

  1. Jola Animashaun June 20, 2014 at 1:16 PM #

    What a tragic story!
    So sad the poor soldier had to end his life that way. 🙁 🙁
    It’s a lesson to everyone.
    Thanks Ali Admin for the heart touching story.

  2. muhammadakbarmy April 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

    thanks alot

  3. muhammadakbarmy April 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

    Your Posts are awesome

  4. nazmat1 April 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM #


  5. Shaqeer Bola Oloyede June 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM #

    Thanx Sara. This is a true-to-life story. May THE ALMIGHTY, OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT AND OMNIPRESENT ALLAH give us a heart that is welcoming and accepting and sympathetic.

  6. mamoona naz May 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM #

    true love is not based on conditions any kind of deal can be done on conditions but not love.

  7. sonah February 24, 2013 at 11:33 PM #

    Paradox of modern time. The more the wealth, the lesser the love.

  8. samer saymeh February 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM #

    I would react the same way if my son asked me to bring someone like that home with him. The soldier was not a real man enough to face the results of the war he went to. Also if he had enough faith in his creator or if he was sure of himself , he would be truthful to himself and tell his parents the truth the very moment he started speaking on the phone. He did the right thing. He ended a life that had no need in going on living. He was a bad example of a true soldier.
    Think of the feelings of all the families that lost their loved ones due to his shooting and bombing.

  9. skybeen November 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM #

    no doubt the story is heart touching but an ugly feature of such stories are that ……………….suicide is becoming a fashion due to such stories n dramas………….

    failures take this wrong step as media have taught them the lesson of it………

    my dear sara ! we may not leave such heart touching stories as that of what u told in this page…………but the way we offer such event is not right…..

    u may ask at the end of the story that ………….although he was a soldier but he didnt face the world like brave people………..it was all due to the lack of courage……..one must have guts to face such life too…….a life is a sacred trust
    of our ALLAH it must not be spoiled…….

    he was not a brave soldier he left his parents alone when they were old……….

    he was not courageous ………… no one expect such cowardness from a soldier

    he was a selfish man because he didnt care how much his parents may hurt in this age…….

    he was not intelligent or sensitive ,he didnt remember his parents unconditional love during childhood………….many disable people are leading respectable life…
    rest of his organs were safe……he might be a hero of youth of small children……
    ……..that how ones homeland is precious……precious than ones life…..

    such dis able soldiers may give the lesson of peace to the nation……..by conveying how much war is to be hatred…….and how much a bomb destroys the youth………..

    i hope you would not mind my interruption at your good work……..

  10. Gaurav Agrawal November 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM #

    this one is really very gud… sumthing tht touches ur heart… thnx Sara…

  11. Wasim November 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM #

    Non-sense soldier.

  12. Saad November 8, 2012 at 4:34 AM #

    I learned something from this real story

    • Ali - Admin November 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM #

      nice to know our stories have some positive impact.

  13. sharif123 November 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM #

    Sara I read this story many times in power point format. But, whenever I read this, I get emotional. I wish our hearts become a little bit more open to accommodate love for human kind.

  14. tucson property management July 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

    that post is very joy full because mostly in free time i like to read funny jokes and history. thanks for share it.

  15. gilbert_miriam73 January 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM #

    conditions make a relationship worse . love and relationship should be unconditional .

  16. draniqa January 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM #

    there should be really no condition in love , true true ..

  17. Mohammed Fadous April 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM #

    Great story.

  18. Mars_syed786 April 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM #

    The soldier shudnt have done a suicide. As for his parents they dint know that their own son was in such a state if they wud then they would have surely loved him whtr
    .And if he was isolated he must have thought about the 100s n 1000s of people who live who are physically handicapped..and lived a life

  19. Aamir Aqeel Khan April 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM #

    Very touchy… the story filled my eyes with tears…..

  20. Amnourm April 15, 2011 at 8:20 AM #

    It’s not fair to treat ur parents this way!!!!!

  21. Afrozebibi April 14, 2011 at 9:58 PM #


  22. Gutale April 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    this guy was already depressed. he was a patient. we can expect that someone who has come from battle will miscommunicate as he did

  23. Mustafa5u April 14, 2011 at 4:56 AM #

    heart touching story with moral

  24. Na April 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM #

    the son did a mistakes, when he can’t tell his parents that he speaks about herself not other guy, there is no parent leave her son when he suffer.

  25. Zain_uikhan April 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM #

    this is sick!!!
    no parents are like that!!

  26. Nasimsahi April 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM #

    Kind heart ted people feel pity for every one,specially on disabled and dependent persons rather on animals. every religion teach this lesson too. But in this era We, have become materialist and selfish.God forbid us.

    • Ayesha April 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM #

      love for your brother what you love for yourself!

      • Saheedpp November 28, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

        These are the words Prophet Muhammed (Please Be Up on Him) ! He said  ” No one is a true believer until you love for your brother what you love for yourself ” – Ayesha, please be kind to mention !  

  27. Muhammad R Amen April 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM #

    nice and sad story

  28. maati April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM #

    A very sad end and the son should told his parent about his illness, I’m sure they would did everything for him (the parent love is a guift from our god to assure lives continuing). The god will surrond both the family and the sun by his merceful.

  29. maati April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM #

    A very sad end and the son should told his parent about his illness, I’m sure they would did everything for him (the parent love is a guift from our god to assure lives continuing). The god will surrond both the family and the sun by his merceful.

  30. Abdul Jabbar April 13, 2011 at 1:19 PM #

    Do people know what did happen to the innocent Vietnamese during this so called war.

  31. S1252s April 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM #

    a human is a human either a soldier or a civilian . curse on war curse on war .

  32. ahmed dawood April 13, 2011 at 9:55 AM #

    very nice story and very moral story……..

  33. Majid_ridouane April 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM #

    I am sorry, but I think Americans neither speak this kind of English nor call their parents to ask them permission to bring somebody home. Besides, our hearts should go to the millions of innocent civilians who were bombshelled in Vietnamese villages for absolutely nothing, not a soldier who miss communicated his state to his parents.

  34. Bsanci April 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM #

    very good, thank you.

  35. Hesham32 April 13, 2011 at 8:52 AM #

    Great story!!! No need to make up things… parents Love is not for sale !!!

    • Maliksalman707 September 27, 2011 at 7:56 AM #

      story has two sides if the solider told his parents that he lost he arm and leg in the battle i think her parents loves him most due to his terrible condition and i dont think so they feel any burden to serve him .Its human thinking nobody can see his or her love ones in pain .ya we dont feel too much pain for others .its right but for over love ones every one feels it.think about it.

  36. Ahmed Abdel Hameed Shamikh April 13, 2011 at 8:16 AM #

    what a nice story , it’s very sad but also true that we are so cruel to each others

  37. Gamil77 April 13, 2011 at 8:04 AM #

    thank you for such a great story i would like to share this story on my facebook page

  38. DQIE April 13, 2011 at 7:35 AM #

    i guess that guy needed to know that whether his parents could efford a disabled person (no matter, disable person is their own son), might be he knew this fact the his father would never reply the same if he knew that disabled one was his own son…the guy got the independent answer…he sacrified his life..because he didnt want to be burden upon his old parents..he had reliefed thm to take care of disabled person on the cost of everlasting grief..

  39. Talalgana April 13, 2011 at 6:42 AM #

    shame on those ppl who ask our parents to love other kids as much as they love us

    • Ayesha April 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

      As a muslim i’d say what would Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have done in this situation? he would of helped the friend in anyway possible. How can we say “shame on those ppl who ask our parents to love other kids as much asthey love us”. As humans we should do our best to share the love that we have.

      imagine you had one arm and one leg and had no where to go…wouldnt you want sombdy to tke you in?

  40. Piyush K April 13, 2011 at 6:37 AM #

    Yep! I agree, the Parents are not the Gods, how could we expect them to be the ideal once, if they deny their kids than they are bad but not for denying a stranger, what I feel!

  41. Dazzlin_deva April 13, 2011 at 6:25 AM #

    even though the story is quite touching but we cannot say that parents think that way. he should have told them from the beginning that it was him and no doubt that his parents will take him in. our parents don’t need to love other peoples children equally its not right to ask them that.
    as for looks and all… some parents have kids with illness and are disabled and deformed… they still love them unconditionally and do anything to make their life better.

    shame on those ppl who ask our parents to love other kids as much as they love us.

    • Sheezun April 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

      i liked what you wrote
      you actually said the right thing
      parents could never love anyone like or more than there children
      even them selves
      they will sacrify everything for there children
      this man was already feeling that he is a burden thats why he lost hope