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This emotional Craigslist ad will break your heart

This emotional Craigslist ad will break your heart
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But the response will put it right back together again!

Sometimes, Craigslist can be a cesspool of the worst of the worst, but it can also be a great tool to bring out the best in people. That's just what happened because of this Colorado Craigslist ad.

Natalie Carson, a 19-year-old who aged out of foster care, took to Craigslist to find a family to help celebrate her birthday on June 10.

"It's something that I've never really had," Carson told ABC7. "Usually every birthday is really painful and it’s hard."

Carson had it rough growing up, being placed in foster care as a baby after suffering abuse from her biological parents. Then, she was adopted by yet another abusive family and thrown back into foster care at age 12.

When she turned 18, she hopped on a bus to Westminster, Colorado, where she was homeless until she found a youth shelter called Urban Peaks. Here, she earned her GED and now takes computer science classes at a local college while working at a grocery store.

But all she wants is a family. After hearing a story about a girl in California who had rented a family, she decided to follow suit. That's why she decided to post for a rental family on Craigslist. Included in the post:

"I just want one day that I can feel important and special, and like I matter even if I really don't," she wrote.

Next page: But wait, this story has a happy ending.
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