A California college student has done something very unusual this holiday season. She recently posted an ad on Craigslist, asking to rent a family this month.
Jackie Turner, who comes from a broken home, writes in her advertisement:
"I am looking to rent a mom and dad who can give me attention and make me feel like the light of their life just for a couple of days because I really need it."
It's more than just a cute Craigslist ad, though. Her story is inspirational.
"On the outside, it looks like I'm the American dream kid," the 26-year-old said. "But I have a back story that most people wouldn't believe if they looked at me today."
Jackie was physically, sexually and emotionally abused since she was a child. She spent years living on the streets to avoid it, but this meant more problems.
"I was in gang life, on the streets, fighting, doing drugs, just making a mess of my life," she said, adding that she was arrested for grand theft in Sacramento.