I Ran Away From Orphanage With My Only Friend. We Starved

  • Published: 11 September 2019
  • Hello there! My name is Rebecca. I bet that every kid dreams of growing up faster, to be able to do anything they want in their lives and to make their own dreams come true. I did too. Recently I turned 18 years old, so I am as free as a bird now. But what if I tell you that all my dreams have been shattered and that I am actually standing at the edge of nowhere?

    I was born in California. I had the happiest life you could ever imagine. My mother was a successful photographer, so we never felt like we were lacking anything. But one day everything changed.

    I was still in bed early one morning when I heard a knock at the door. Then I heard my mom speaking loudly and arguing with whoever was there. I ran downstairs to see my mother handcuffed. There were four policemen who dragged her out of the house and shut the door. I was just standing there in shock, unable to move or even cry. But before I knew it, there was another knock on the door. It was some people from Child Protective Services. They told me that my mom had been arrested for committing a crime, and that she would not be back home for an indefinite amount of time. This was an awful shock for me. I tried to convince myself this was all a huge mistake and everything was going to be fine again soon, but that never happened.
    "While my mother was under investigation, I was put into a childcare center for a while, before going to a foster family. I only spent two weeks there, but I had already gotten my full view of this new reality. I was in really ""great company"" - juvenile offenders, criminals, rebels, and hooligans. And I was just an innocent 15-year old girl who had hardly ever said a swear word. I was wearing expensive clothes, but I had them all stolen and ripped to shreds on my very first night. I became an outcast. The kids there would lock me in the bathroom and steal my things and my lunch. Every day was torture... Until I met Tyler.

    I was on my way to my room when I found myself surrounded by bullies. But I was lucky to not have to find out what they were about to do with me this time. An older guy came around the corner and stood up for me. He must have been a local legend or something, because everybody left me alone.

    He told me that I had to be more careful and to not walk in the hallways all alone anymore. I didn't have to walk alone, because Tyler accompanied me everywhere I went from that moment on.

    Tyler became my only friend and support in that awful place. He was also the only person I shared my story with. It turned out that his parents were also put in jail and there was no way they were coming out any time soon. He had changed foster families five times, and, as he said, all of them gave him a hard time. His only dream was to turn 18 and so he could take control of his life. I was so impressed by his determination and courage. Yeah, I guess it was love at first sight. And soon it turned out that it was mutual! I can't believe I met my first love in the most miserable and destructive period of my life. I still had no news about my mother. The only thing I knew was she had been accused of fraud, and she was facing more than ten years in prison. My eyes would water up every time I thought about it, but Tyler helped me to get through all of it. He was my only beacon of light.
    But I barely had the chance to enjoy my new found happiness before it was over.

    I was informed that there was a nice foster family who was going to take me and take care of me until I turned 18. I immediately told Tyler everything. I was in despair and I could not lose him. But it seemed like he was not upset at all. He said with complete certainty: "Let's just run away!" He said we could go to New York, that he would find a job, and everything would be just perfect, like we had pretended. It didn't take me long to give him a definite: "Yes!"

    We had to sneak out at night. Tyler knew about all the secret doors and passages in that building, so we actually managed to escape. And that's how it started, our long way to, as we thought, a bright future. We had no documents and very little money. We definitely couldn't go to New York by plane or by bus. Our only options were walking or hitchhiking, which were both pretty dangerous. But I had no fear, because I entirely relied on Tyler and I was sure that he knew what he was doing.

    Our journey was tough. We had to walk all day long, to sleep on the streets, and to ask people for money and food. We were starving, our clothes got dirty, and very soon we looked like street beggars. Our destination seemed more and more impossible to me, so at one point, I even started thinking of going back...



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    ACTUALLY HAPPENED   2 months back

    Do you also know what it feels like when your whole world falls apart? She would be very grateful to read your comments and advice. She really need your support now, guys! Thanks for watching!

    • coolguy 360yt
      coolguy 360yt  2 months back

      So I killed that kitten that we found on the side of the road those two kittens one I killed by accident the other one my mom gave it away so my world was crushed 💔 now it's okay and then my dad came home and wrecked the trailer we were living in he threw a plate and cut my mother's leg and she was drinking too so she couldn't put me so she could not have took care of me and my papa was at the house with my brother and I begged my mom to take me to my my papa so I went into the police car and I sat there until they decided to take me to to social services and then right after then I got into a car and then I went to a house and had stairs and had a pool and it has a trampoline
      And I was sleeping upstairs very nice day they took me to a new house again pool and a trampoline don't do things were bad then and then they took me to a new house with a pool and trampoline and one of them houses had a PS3 or or PS2 or some kind of old game cuz it had like Grand theft Auto San Andreas or something like that on it so I played it and that kid was good to me they let me sleep in a room then I took me to a new house for trouble teenagers and there was this guy named Jeremy and rock star something or rock guy he was in a band one time we went to Pennsylvania but don't mind that that's for another story let's see they let us some listen to the music he did all the time okay after that they turned off the musicthey were put on Hannah Montana and whatever his name his thing was named I think it was the scenic or something like that so Jeremy and this boy Dakota they would always pay planks on me what they what they would do okay I was watching a scary movie like some kind of scary movie with zombies and we were in a creepy-looking tower like thing and they move a rocking chair back and forth back and forth and I tried to tell their parents oh yes what the parents didn't believe me so their parents went out and they let me watch zombieland yeah eight-year-old 14 year old or 9 year old does not supposed to watch a zombieland you know what they did after the zombieland movie they took ketchup and Jeremy put it on Dakota and pretended to bit him and these people stand me in the corner for hours and hours and hoursuntil the pressure on my feet right now hurts me everytime I work or stand for so many times a minute they put my feetPrinces in their carpet who would do this to a child I would sit at the kitchen table or the counter they had and I would belch loud and they would put me in the corner for five minutes one-time right around Halloween they put a Michael Myers mask or maybe they hid underneath my bed I can't remember now okay that was right around Halloween and of course knowing my teen year old time there's a moving cat that was blown up you know the deflatable ones I got scared of it a month fast and here it is Christmas and it gave me they gave me a a 10-speed bike that I could not ride they also gave me a Nerf gun that it could not take back to the social services office soon we started to grow to me going to my parents as house every weekendfirst it was me and my parents is going to the social services office and then it's me and my parents going to the park and I didn't get to see my brother

    • coolguy 360yt
      coolguy 360yt  2 months back

      I always like eight eight or ten my Mom and Dad drunk alcohol a lot and their friends there I always drunk alcohol with them made them do this one day my mom or dad end up in the same bed with the friends then then my dad drive drunk with me and then I accidentally killed a kitten 😭 the saddest day of my life the kitten was scared so he ran underneath my my recliner chair and then I went in the forward and the chair came forward and then he was underneath the chair the metal braces on the bottom of your chair his neck and killed him it was horriblenow to this day I feel horrible for killing a little tiny kitten we found on the side of the road

    • coolguy 360yt
      coolguy 360yt  2 months back

      Yes I actually do

    • ForeverDreamWithinADream
      ForeverDreamWithinADream  2 months back

      There isn't much she can do. She is an legal adult on her own, she would have find a job and it will probably be hard but doesn't mean it is impossible as many overcame hardships. She can try joining the military or find some program that might help her to find a job and place to stay temporarily if lucky. Once such problem trains people to learn different skills and she is young enough to be eligible.

    • Harry FleuTV
      Harry FleuTV  2 months back

      think amation yt I would have just gone with Tyler

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    No Name  2 weeks back


    • Celina Bonnema
      Celina Bonnema  3 weeks back

      I know how you feel.. I'm standing in the kind of situation now. Dont give up. It will be better. I promise. I've send a email so I hope my story will come soon

      • Lisa Ramos
        Lisa Ramos  4 weeks back

        I turned 22 when your video was uploaded, and am now learning to focus on today and now alone now that I know where I live better. I hope you find way of your own soon too!

        • Jackson boi
          Jackson boi  4 weeks back

          I feel bad for Tyler

          • Ashley Solano
            Ashley Solano  1 months back

            How did he died

            • Axel Arreola
              Axel Arreola  1 months back

              I am very very sorry about your loss I lost my big brother he died it😩 sad

              • Hayden Quintero
                Hayden Quintero  1 months back

                Isn't this like the begging to the movie sing?

                • Favour Asekun
                  Favour Asekun  1 months back

                  Look at 2:04 and look at it really closely

                  • Siti Balqis
                    Siti Balqis  2 months back

                    I wonder how he died

                    • Prasad Prasad
                      Prasad Prasad  2 months back

                      Whoever supports Rebeca 1 like here

                      • Im a Llama
                        Im a Llama  2 months back

                        2019: *I ran away from my orphantage with by only friend... WE STARVED!*
                        3019: *MY MOM TOOK AWAY MY iPHONE500 I WAS SO MAD!!*

                        • Mohammed Soliman
                          Mohammed Soliman  2 months back

                          I wanna be a teen for ever

                          • goku black
                            goku black  2 months back

                            She pritty thicc

                            • RenoTheTurks
                              RenoTheTurks  2 months back

                              @Dear Rebecca, your story is so sad and im very sorry about Tyler, but you are still young and have a future, you should stay strong and make the best of it, nobody know what future has for people, maybe you can find happiness if you try hard enough, live for Tyler too.

                              • ツsweatybuns
                                ツsweatybuns  2 months back

                                How did tyler die WHY DID HE DIE nooooooo

                                • Space Noddles
                                  Space Noddles  2 months back

                                  NOOO HE DEAD

                                  • Storymation Nation
                                    Storymation Nation  2 months back

                                    RIP Tyler don’t hang out in dark alleys

                                    • Ashton Wolf
                                      Ashton Wolf  2 months back

                                      So Sad......

                                      • Ashley Conner
                                        Ashley Conner  2 months back

                                        There is nowhere to go but up. Go to college. The government has to pay for being that you were in the system. So take advantage of that. Start a new life

                                        • superstars chick
                                          superstars chick  2 months back

                                          The part that hit me more was the dead of Tyler.......😭😭😭 why to him!! WHY?
                                          There was true love......... he escaped to find her and then............died.
                                          I just want to know how he died......maybe by a gang or he was starving? I NEED AN EXPLANATION!!!!!!!,

                                          • Stoiomie xx
                                            Stoiomie xx  2 months back

                                            i would go therapist and get friend to help u

                                            • Tequila _
                                              Tequila _  2 months back

                                              I don’t want to pay taxes and bills dimwit

                                              • No Peace!
                                                No Peace!  2 months back

                                                If I don't get a video after 15 years imma report 😤😱

                                                • Anna oop-
                                                  Anna oop-  2 months back

                                                  No one:

                                                  Actually happened: I DoNt kNOw WHat To Do AbOuT mY dEpReSsIoN, cUrE iT bY lIkInG ThIs vIdeO.

                                                  • Jenni Ung
                                                    Jenni Ung  2 months back

                                                    im literally sobbing nooo tyler

                                                    • Potato Ridge
                                                      Potato Ridge  2 months back

                                                      Not trying to be rude but nice thighs

                                                      • Lupita Portillo
                                                        Lupita Portillo  2 months back

                                                        I mean I lost all my grandpa's it was a sad moment😭❤💕🏥^m

                                                        • Klara Kevric
                                                          Klara Kevric  2 months back

                                                          you sholud do a mouvie about it!!

                                                          • Ulva Isabell Nordvang
                                                            Ulva Isabell Nordvang  2 months back

                                                            How did he die🙁

                                                            • Ayieta Mbeche
                                                              Ayieta Mbeche  2 months back

                                                              If I were you Rebecca, I'd pray 😇🙏 every single day that everything is going to get better for me 😊. I'd get help straight away from a therapist and a peer support group from college. I'd tell myself that there are people who love you and you love them. Keep dreaming, and your dreams will come true. It sucks that Tyler passed away. You two were meant to be, but Tyler is and will always be with you in your heart ❤☺😊. God has plans for you! Make new friends that will always be there to support you! Remember the good times you had as a child before turning 15! You're amazing, kind, and beautiful!!! I believe in you!!! 😘😇🙏❤💝

                                                              • Hypnos kid
                                                                Hypnos kid  2 months back

                                                                i will cry if my best friend dies and i asked him "what will you do if i was dead?", and he said "i will be depressed".

                                                                • Any Is cool
                                                                  Any Is cool  2 months back

                                                                  Oh my gosh I cant imagine how you’re feeling right now hopefully he’s resting in peace

                                                                  • amy lee
                                                                    amy lee  2 months back

                                                                    Don't the voices sound the same this lady sounds the same

                                                                    • Laurence Henderson
                                                                      Laurence Henderson  2 months back

                                                                      My job hiring

                                                                      • Milan Grujic
                                                                        Milan Grujic  2 months back


                                                                        • Caroline Bergin
                                                                          Caroline Bergin  2 months back

                                                                          Your world may be fallen apart at the moment but from your story your world will be reborn soon. Your mom is still alive in this world, and as for your best friend he is up there protecting you. I can tell he really cared about you. The best advice I can give is to find more people you can trust and they can help you as he did. And he will always help you and you can always feel his strength in your memories and dreams.

                                                                          • Madeleine Brubaker
                                                                            Madeleine Brubaker  2 months back

                                                                            You poor thing don’t worry life still goes on your make new friends 👫👭👬 and your love 💕 ❤️💞💖💘💕💜!!!!!!!

                                                                            • The CrazyEnder
                                                                              The CrazyEnder  2 months back

                                                                              move in with your foster parnets and ask them for help are get a job then move into a apartment

                                                                              • luna merino
                                                                                luna merino  2 months back

                                                                                i wus born in ther to!

                                                                                • Rimma Kushnir
                                                                                  Rimma Kushnir  2 months back

                                                                                  What about your foster family

                                                                                  • Dan Ade
                                                                                    Dan Ade  2 months back

                                                                                    "We fell in love in a hopeless place"

                                                                                    • Jessica Feusse
                                                                                      Jessica Feusse  2 months back

                                                                                      I know what it feels like for my whole world to pull apart and I’m only 11

                                                                                      • Alpha_Wolf Black
                                                                                        Alpha_Wolf Black  2 months back

                                                                                        I think you should move on. The fact that he went looking for you must've meant that he cared for you very much and he may have liked you too. From the way he protected you from those bullies, he must have liked you a lot to stand up for you and protect you. You have to keep going and move on because that would be what he wanted you to do. He may have wanted for you to get your own good life so he suggested to run away from there together. Move on. I think many people will support you about this.

                                                                                        • Malak Wael malak199119
                                                                                          Malak Wael malak199119  2 months back

                                                                                          Didn’t you say that you are 18 why are now 15

                                                                                          • Melissa W
                                                                                            Melissa W  2 months back

                                                                                            i think she should go back to her foster parents to stay, then try to get a job, for an education, like college, there is nothing wrong in asking for help, i am sorry about tyler, but she cant give up, she still has a long life ahead of her, and she is healthy physically, so that is also good, i hope this helps.

                                                                                            • Bunnironi !!!
                                                                                              Bunnironi !!!  2 months back

                                                                                              Holy hell... Omg. This is FREAKING sad as hell...

                                                                                              • Tokyo gaming yt
                                                                                                Tokyo gaming yt  2 months back