Dad Says He’s ‘Happier’ Without Daughter, Then Dies And Leaves Her A Secret Fortune Of $86,000

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Rainwater Blackfoot was abandoned by her mother and put into foster care by her father. She never thought the man cared about her.

“He was telling me that he was having a happier life without me,” she said of her dad.

Sometimes parents who leave us are doing us a favor. Halle Burke thanked her mom for leaving her at a fire station — only through that act was she able to be adopted into a loving home.

However, Rainwater did not fare as well. Without the help of her parents, Rainwater’s life wasn’t the easiest.

“There were many years where there was no food in the house,” Rainwater said. “I didn’t have electricity for months.”

Foster care and constant struggle made it difficult for her to accept help and trust others. “If someone tries to help me out, there is usually a catch to it,” she said.

In 2008, her father passed away and left her $86,000. She had no idea it was there waiting for her — until 2015. Watch as Inside Edition surprises her with the giant check.

“I could never have imagined in a million years that all this money would be sitting for me,” she exclaimed when she finally found out.

Thanks to the We Find, You Keep campaign, which provides unclaimed money to its rightful owners, Rainwater was able to start her life over the right way.

“It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you started, sometimes the ending is beautiful,” she said.

Please SHARE if you’re glad Rainwater’s father made amends, even if it was a little late.

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