Valentine’s Day: Nigerian man shares emotional encounter with little boy and his friends who beg for a living

Valentine’s Day: Nigerian man shares emotional encounter with little boy and his friends who beg for a living

- Nigerian OAP, Osi Suave, has taken to social media to share his experience with some homeless children in Lagos

- He revealed how he used the opportunity of Valentine's Day to feed 40 of them who he stated are between the ages of 6-10

- He went on to call on others to join in the fight against poverty in Nigeria, helping in their own little ways

While many people were fixated on celebrating the season of love with their partners, popular Nigerian OAP, Osi Suave, reiterated the true meaning of the Valentine's Day with his recent act of kindness.

After several encounter with a certain street kid who always asked for food, the media personality took it upon himself to ensure that these children experienced Valentine's Day in his own little way. He spent the lover's day feeding 40 of these kids who he revealed were between the ages of 6 and 10.

He wrote: "On my way home most days I use the Lekki Ikoyi link bridge and cut out to the express way using freedom way to avoid traffic. It was a regular routine but something changed a while back."

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"There are kids that would hug my window and beg for alms. So I told this one I didn't have any spare change that day. He looked in my car as asked for the bowl of food I had on the passenger seat. Man I was so broken and I had to give him the food. It stayed with me for a while. Everyday as I would go home I'd buy food and give to this little boy. He knew when to approach my car and what time I'd normally pass by. As soon as the light turned green he will run after me so the others do not shorten his ration.

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On some day I'd forget. On some days I won't see him. One particular day I closed really late and he was lying on the metal barricade as you exit that GTB gate. This was a kid going through life in the harshest way possible. Today being Val's day I decided to do something special for him and his friends. I was able to Feed 40 of them"

Using the opportunity, he also called on well-meaning Nigerians to play a role in helping the less privileged, no matter how small.

This little boy and his friends need us to give them a hand. To be a sure foundation to help them find a way out of begging to survive.This has been the best valentine's Day I have ever had. The opportunity to do so much with the little I have. In our communities we should play our part. And not be oblivious to the things we can try to fix. Happy valentine's day"


In another story, a post currently trending on social media has left people in awe at what many consider to be the true meaning of Valentine's Day. A cleaner gifted her boss with a bottle of groundnut and a bunch of bananas for Valentine.

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