- A 10-year-old boy, Johanas, has walked 55km to school every day of his life because he lives in an isolated area
- The 10-year-old received help from a biker who saw him while riding through the area
- Johanas was able to go on his first adventure on the man's bike
A 10-year-old boy walks 55km to get to school every day. The young boy was spotted by a biker named Tim Burke as he was riding through the empty plains of rural Namibia.
Johanas walks that trail five days a week. He usually tries to hitch-hike but walks if he can't get a ride, all to learn to read and write.
Tim came across the young boy as he was on his way back from school. Feeling sorry for him, he gave young Johanas a ride on his motorbike.
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"We threw some eye protection (gas-station sunglasses) on his face and Johanas got his first ride on an R1200GS Adventure."
He added that they couldn't get a helmet that fit him so they had to ride slowly and carefully. He dropped him right at the front door of the dirt-floored, corrugated-metal shack that he, his brothers, and his mom share.
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Tim shared the story on his social media account and many were left saddened by the young boy's circumstances.
Facebook user Moha Khadar said: "It moved my heart, let’s open a go fund as I’ll be the first to donate. Thanks for sharing such."
While Brittney Laramee said: "Eye-opening! This is such a beautiful yet heart-wrenching story."
Nomfanelo Baba said: "Thank you for your kindness, and giving the young man a ride."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported the story of another child who has the voice of an angel. The 12-year-old girl was heard singing with her beautiful voice in a video that showed that talent is not about age.
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