Pay It Forward - Single Momz Rock for Mother's Day

By Brett Martin |

Published 05/09 2014 07:18AM

Updated 05/12 2014 08:55AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Its Friday and we have a special Pay it Forward today. With the big day for mom's this weekend, we chose a special mother to take care of today.
KOLR10's Brett Martin surprised our mom at work this week.

Rachel Barrett is a single mother of two and a graduate from Missouri State University.

"My son Isaiah is 11 and my daughter Aiana is 10 years-old. We live in Ozark. He is involved in soccer and she is involved in tennis. I just, I am so proud of them, they are my inspiration and the reason why I push so hard," says Barrett.

KOLR10 surprised Rachel at American National, where she works, to show her appreciation on the holiday weekend.

"Do you know what you were called up here for?" asks KOLR10’s Brett Martin.

"A random employee survey," says Rachel.

KOLR10 gave her $50 to Big Whiskey’s, a cleaning service to Merry Maids and a trip to Salon Moda for her haircut.

"I think its very important, single parents, single mothers and fathers, who work hard, and they take care of their children. They're busy so we just wanted to be able to be a part of that and give her a little bit of help in her home," says Missy Lovelace.

"I haven't had a trim in a while so I mean I don’t know if we should still try to keep it long."

"I got married after high school and I had a couple of kids, its great for them to socialize and interact."

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