- A young man has refused to allow his physical conditions to relegate him to the background of things
- Pictures shared on Twitter showed the moment the yet-to-be-identified man, with one leg, was seen working on the ground with a 'digger' in hand
- Nigerians took to the comment section to heap praises on the man for his fighting spirit in spite of his physical challenge
Truly there lies ability in disability. A young man has braved the odds, stigmatisation and his physical disability to earn a living for himself.
The young man, whose identity is still unknown, was captured in pictures shared on Twitter with a digging tool, known as 'digger', in hand just as he supported the remains of his other leg with a waist-high stick.
He appeared to be digging a gutter under the hot sun by the side of a busy road.
Sharing the pictures, @Abdullahi_wolf advised his followers to "be thankful for what you have."
Nigerians have hailed the young man's determination to survive and make ends meet instead of begging for alms and doing nothing. Others made prayers on his behalf and many drew inspiration from him.
"And yet he still chose to earn for himself rather than sit with a bowl and wait for others to reach out to him. May the Almighty bless his effort and make it easy for him."
"Alhamdulillahi ya Allah I never know there is someone who is more in need than me, thank you for the countless blessings opun me.."
"Alhamdulillah. We forget the abundant blessings of God on us that's why we often complain."
"Wallahi somethings are underrated , if you see your source of income just be grateful."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported how a man living with disability braved it all, inspires many as a fine artist.
Jelena Mandic shared an extremely inspiring story about Surprise Khoza. Surprise is a local artist that does not allow his disability to affect his passion or work. Jelena shared a few images of Surprise to the #ImStaying group.
Part of her post read:
"Surprise studied fine art at Wits and specialises in painting and mixed media, creating South African art that views the world through his unique perspective."