Lewis Baker was a single guy who put in endless hours of work, frequently going above and beyond what was required, merely to distract himself from recent events in his life.
Lewis was not a single man a year ago. In truth, he was married to the lovely Brittany, but the marriage didn’t work out, and they got a divorce.
Lewis was reared in a big family and desired children, but Brittany had other interests and didn’t want that, which is why they split up.
She didn’t like kids, thus she would never be a mother. Lewis was able to see that their differences would make it impossible for them to coexist, and he immediately ended things with her.
And following their split, he wanted to find someone who shared his passion of children.
On his way to work one day, Lewis heard weeping from the corner of the street he was crossing.
He came to a standstill, listening intently to the noise. When he heard it, he understood it was coming from the neighboring alley.
Even though he was running late for work, he had to go find the person who was sobbing early in the morning since he couldn’t go without finding out who it was.
He eventually came face to face with a youngster who was sobbing and sitting in the back of the alley with his head in his hands.
Lewis was concerned about the young man and wanted to assist him.
But as he got closer to the youngster, he suddenly lifted his head, showing his weeping deep red eyes, and stood up.
Who are you, exactly? He questioned Lewis in a voice full of fear.
Lewis reassured him, « Don’t worry. I only wish to assist you. What are you doing out here by yourself, a small child? ”
« If you can, please take me away from them! Please! He begged, his eyes full of hope.
« Who is he referring to? Lewis was astounded to see the 8-year-old youngster in fear.
Before he could ask the child what was wrong and attempt to calm him down, the boy started shouting, « Oh no! They’ve arrived! » he cried, looking behind Lewis as if he had seen someone, and then he started running.
Lewis glanced back, but no one was coming toward them. He decided to follow the youngster since he was acting so weirdly, which surprised him.
Hey, wait, I can assist you, he shouted. But the youngster persisted. The youngster carried on running and finally made his way to a church.
Lewis followed him inside, but he was nowhere to be seen. He was not in the church despite his thorough search. It looked as though the youngster had vanished like a ghost.
Lewis noticed the young child hiding behind the church and sobbing as he emerged from the building.
As he reached him, he said, « Hey, hey, it’s all right. I am here to assist you. Are you alright?
Lewis was tightly wrapped in the boy’s arms as he gazed up. « Please stay with me! I apologize for having to flee. He cried, « Can you take me with you?
Lewis decided against leaving the young child since he felt an odd connection with him.
He hugged her again and replied, « Sure, I’ll assist you. You shouldn’t worry, I promise.
However, you must first explain what occurred to me. The young boy wiped his tears away gradually.
He sighed, « My name is Henry, and I’m eight years old. My parents passed away a few months ago, so I don’t have anybody to look after me. »
But surely there will be someone to look after you. Lewis questioned.
Possibly your neighbors or anyone else? Shaking his head, Henry.
No, truly… I used to live in an orphanage until some cruel individuals abducted me one day.
“What?” Lewis’ shocked eyes widened. You mean you were taken captive? Boy gave a nod.
« I was alone myself and walked by the orphanage. There are no pals of mine, thus nobody plays with me or hangs out with me.
I am never alone. So while I was walking, I felt something touch my nose from behind.
I smelled something unpleasant and slept off. I noticed them when I opened my eyes. They were so filthy that I assumed they were beggars. And I was correct.
“ »Jesus! » Lewis was hearing things that he couldn’t believe. He worriedly questioned Henry, « They didn’t damage you, did they?
Henry’s eyes suddenly started to tear up. They were pretty nasty individuals. I was made to scavenge for food on the streets because I was denied it.
I could never get away from them since they were constantly close by while I was begging.
However, I got away from them this morning. But as you arrived to assist me, I caught a distant glimpse of them.
They are trying to find me! Lewis responded with a sorrowful heart, « That’s dreadful.
But why didn’t you return to your orphanage, Henry? In comparison to these streets, you would be safer there.
He lamented, « It’s in a different section of town. « I have no idea how to go there on my own.
I broke down in tears because I was frightened of being by myself. I’m delighted we connected! Don’t leave me, please.
I won’t abandon you. Lewis reassured the young kid, « I promise. Lewis is my name, just so you know.
Come on, let’s explain everything to the police so they can get the bad folks.
He continued, holding out his hand for Henry to grab, and the youngster firmly grasped it.
« And later we’ll go to your orphanage, » he said. Lewis and Henry discovered that Henry was already being sought after when they got to the police station.
Although they believed he had run away from the orphanage, the truth was very different.
After hearing the little boy’s heartbreaking tale, they felt sympathy for him.
They decided to thank Lewis for his assistance and transport him securely to the orphanage.
You may leave, sir. At the scene, the officer assured him that from this point on, we would handle everything.
Lewis, however, insisted on going to the orphanage with Henry.
« Officer, I genuinely hope you don’t mind. Looking at Henry, who was sharing a bench with another police officer, he informed the officer, « he’s still afraid, and I don’t want to leave him alone.
He was given a sandwich and chocolate milk by the cops, but he refused to consume them. His hunger seems to have disappeared.
Lewis was permitted to stay with Henry for a little while longer by the police because of the boy’s poor situation and Lewis’ compassion for him.
They also urged Henry to assist the sketch artist in drawing the persons he thought were responsible for kidnapping him before they left the police station that day.
Even though Henry was terrified, having Lewis at his side gave him courage, and he followed the officers’ instructions.
Henry contacted Lewis after Lewis had left him off at the orphanage and requested, « Can you come see me occasionally when you’re free?
You’re cool, Lewis. You have aided me. I appreciate that. Lewis grinned and replied, « I’ll come visit you, Henry. Never, never believe you are alone, okay?
The youngster said, « Thank you, » and entered. That day when Lewis returned home, he was unable to forget Henry’s face.
He had a history of being a workaholic, but when it came to Henry, he didn’t hesitate to take a day off.
His supervisor called him numerous times on his phone, but he didn’t bother to answer them because all of his thoughts were focused on Henry and his well-being.
He left his residence considerably earlier the next morning simply to meet Henry before he headed for work. When the youngster saw him, he jumped with delight.
« Lewis, you kept your word! Thanks a lot! Lewis handed Henry a box of chocolates and a set of brand-new sneakers while grinning.
Henry’s shoes were old and worn, which he had observed. Henry’s grin as Lewis assisted him with the shoes meant a lot to Lewis.
He couldn’t believe that for the first time, something else was occupying his thoughts instead of his work.
Lewis saw Henry virtually every day before going to work, and spending time with the little child on the weekends had become into a custom that he would never budge from.
He soon came to the realization that he couldn’t imagine leaving Henry because of how devoted he was to him.
He made the decision to adopt him and asked Henry whether he would want to be his father.
He questioned Henry, « Will you live with me? » « I want to be your father, but only if you want me to be your father, » he said.
The small youngster cheerfully nodded and gave him a hug.
« Lewis, I’d want to address you as Daddy. DAD, Oops! » he chuckled. « I appreciate everything very much. Dad, I adore you.
As he gave Henry another embrace, Lewis was visibly in tears. His dreams to become a parent had finally come true, and he was now a father!
Henry was eventually Lewis’ son in accordance with the adoption procedure, which took some time to complete.
The cops were still hunting for the beggars who had stolen Henry the entire time.
The beggars had requested Lewis to bring Henry to the police station so they could confirm their identities when Lewis got a call one day informing him that they had been detained. Henry verified that it was really them.
Lewis commanded the officer to « make sure they pay harsh repercussions for what they did » as he walked away.
I’m hoping they burn in hell! Henry and Lewis were happy to see the beggars who had attempted to kidnap Henry had been apprehended as they left the police station that day.
They were content with one other and no longer worried. Lewis is no longer working, Henry is no longer lonely, and they spend their weekends watching baseball or movies together since they moved in together.
Lewis would drop Henry off at school and pick him up after each day because Henry had also registered in a new school.
Lewis once met a lady at Henry’s school. She was Emily’s aunt, and Emily was one of Henry’s classmates.
Emily’s parents were usually working, so Emily picked up her niece every day.
As Lewis and Emily started spending more time together, they soon realized that they were in love.
After a few months of dating, they decided to be married. When Lewis informed Henry he was going to get a new mother, the small child was ecstatic.
Lewis and Emily got engaged six months after they first met, were hitched, and had twins a year later.
Lewis is a happily married family guy who finally has the lovely family he always dreamed of.