- Lawrence who is a Kenyan herds-boy has been given a nice Arsenal shirt by German football star Mesut Ozil
- Erick Njiru pictured the young boy wearing a self-written jersey with the inscription "Ozil 10"
- He tweeted the photo asking social media users to share it widely to capture the attention of Mesut Ozil
Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil has exhibited a touch of class after gifting a teenage Kenyan herds-boy known as Lawrence signed jerseys and boots.
The gesture has now seen the dream of the young boy identified as Lawrence Masira come true.
Masira caught the attention of Ozil after a photo of him donning a a self-written jersey with the inscription "Ozil 10" went viral on social media.
Sports journalist, Erick Njiru, photographed Masira last December herding cows in the streets of Nairobi sporting the now infamous kit.
Njiru went on to share the photo on Twitter, asking users to disseminate it widely with the hope of reaching Ozil.
“I saw this kid today grazing in the streets of Nairobi – a city without really grass for cows. He told me he loves Mesut Özil so much (You can see his shirt). Maybe one day this can reach Ozil and get a real Arsenal shirt,” Njiru tweeted.
The tweet finally reached the German midfielder whose team contacted Njiru.
In a tweet posted on Monday, March 11, Ozil admitted he was touched by the youngster's photo, adding he was delighted to now see him happy after receiving the merchandise.
“The picture of a Kenyan boy with a self-made shirt on Twitter touched me so much. And look at Lawrence now – it’s so heartwarming to see him and his brothers happy,” Ozil said.
Whereas the gift hamper may have taken a little longer to arrive due to logistical issues, the young boy will remain gratified his wish had come true.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly considering allowing German football star Mesut Ozil to leave the North London club.
Gunners are running out of patience with Ozil and want to get his £350,000-a-week wages off the books.
This season, Mesut Ozil has been struggling to secure a place in Arsenal first team with Italian club Inter Milan reported to be interested in luring him to Italy.
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