When college student Tommy Connolly reconnected with his teenage cousin for the first time in 10 years, he was shocked to learn that she was not only homeless, but also 32 weeks pregnant.
Without thinking twice about it, the 23-year-old moved her into his apartment in Australia and helped her through the final stage of her pregnancy.
(Photo Credit: Facebook)
"I went and picked her up and she basically started telling me about her situation, which was hard for me to hear because she was my favorite little cousin when I was growing up," Connolly told the 'Daily Mail Australia.'
With the baby's father in prison, the dedicated athlete, who was in training to become a champion sprinter, took on more hours at his job in order to save up money for the infant. On March 17, Connolly's cousin welcomed a baby boy.
"Everyone likes to tell me this is such a big responsibility, but I wasn't thinking about [university] or work or anything, all I was doing was thinking that she needed me," Connolly shared of his incredible sacrifice.
"I know what I've done is a really good thing, but I feel guilty I'm getting all this attention," he added. "We've had all these messages which has made us realize there are so many other people in this situation, I don't want people to think it's a unique thing."
Connolly's brother has since started a GoFundMe page to help the trio's financial situation. "Angela does 90 percent of the work," Connolly told the 'Daily Mail,' "and if it's one or two years of my life I have to put on hold to make sure two lives are going to be saved it's nothing at all."
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!