Out-Of-Town Stranger Helps Woman Allegedly Attacked By Granddaughter

(Memphis) A great-grandmother attacked by her own granddaughter in her home is getting a little relief from an out-of-town stranger.

Thursday morning, WREG’s Elise Preston stopped by the home of 78-year-old Bernice Adams.

Adams wasn’t expecting to see the news camera.

News Channel 3 first introduced Adams about six weeks ago after she was beaten, she says by her own granddaughter, Shante Johnson.

“I don’t have nothing to do with her,” said Adams.

At the time, Johnson and her two small boys lived with Ms. Bernice.

She kicked her granddaughter out, but kept the boys.

The story went viral and caught the attention of Eric Pointer, who lives in Detroit.

He was so moved by the story, he contacted News Channel 3.

“I just felt for her. She is very courageous. For her to continue to take care of her great-grandchildren when she really doesn’t have to, that’s a great thing,” said Pointer, in a phone interview.

“He sent this for you,” said Elise Preston as she surprised Adams with a $100 check from Pointer to help take care of her family.

“That’s good. That’s real good,” said Adams.

Pointer also sent Ms. Bernice a picture of him with his grandmother, and a heartfelt letter that starts off saying, “Dear Ms. Adams, I read the article about your grand-daughter committing domestic violence against you. I became instantly upset and angry.”

“I love my grandmother to death. I couldn`t think about putting my hands on her,” said Pointer during a phone interview.

Adams is happy for a stranger’s help and says it will go towards paying bills this winter.

“I need it, I’m broke. I don’t have any money.”

News Channel 3 tried calling Pointer back Thursday and there was no answer, but there was room in his voicemail for a very special message.

“I thank you for what you did for me. Thank you for the money,” said Adams.

Right now, one of her great-grandsons is living with his father in St. Louis.

The other is with his mom, the great-grandma’s alleged attacker.

The 78-year-old says she working on getting that little boy back with her.

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