Orphaned at 10 days old.
No mom or dad. (They were involved in a crime. I can't say more.)
Nice lady named Shreve found him and took care of him. (What a nice lady!) With her constant care, he has grown into a very nice and respectable boy.
This will be one of those "don't try this at home" stories. It takes a very special person to be a Mom to this boy.