Kate Kleinert never imagined she would ever rush to a store to buy gift cards to fix somebody else’s string of problems.
First, there was the young teen who lost her mother a few years ago, found herself in a boarding school in London and needed motherly assistance — and a $100 gift card — as she developed into a woman.
Then, the teen’s father Tony needed to hire a lawyer — and get ahold of several thousand dollars — to get out of a work contract overseas so that he could return to the United States to be with Kate.
Kleinert is a kind, compassionate woman, and generally skeptical. She never imagined she’d feel an emotional spark like she did last summer when Tony sent her a friend request on Facebook during the pandemic.
“Normally, I don’t reply to those but there was something about him that spoke to me,” said…