- Michael Showunmi, a physically challenged man, has got commendations from Nigerians on social media
- The maths teacher foot the school bills of two kids who had problems paying their fees
-Showunmi, who had no prior relationship with the kids, said he derives joy putting smiles on people's faces
Michael Showunmi has demonstrated that one doesn't have to be well-to-do physically to make another person smile. The maths teacher took two kids by storm as he paid their school fees.
In a post he made on Linkedln, Michael said he had visited his primary school and informed the school's principal that he desires to pay the school fees of two challenged students.
It was then he came in contact with Timi and Fridause, two students who had struggled to pay their school fees and cleared their bills.
"I went to my primary school ... I told the principal I want to help two students with school fees.
"They brought two students - Timi and Fridause. According to the Principal, Fridause has been out of school for 4weeks due to school fees. She started coming the same week I came . Timi had challenges with school fees due to his father’s decease."
Michael, who runs a non-governmental organisation by name Raising Stars Africa, stated it is a thing of joy for him being the reason why people smiled.
His kind gesture inspired Nigerians who were full of praise for him, while others to replicate his gesture in similar fashion.
Legit.ng compiled some comments that greeted his post:
Rejoice Adiele said:
"Well done Michael Showunmi! If we all do our bits in our little corners we will cover the Earth with goodness.
"You can imagine how sad these children may have been staying @ home cos of school fees. Isn't it obvious they missed school? Thank you our own Stellacious ..Stella Da Silva.
"The reward for good work is more work."
Stella Da Silva wrote;
"You inspire me to support you in your cause Michael Showunmi ! You’re the true hero and I’m so happy for Fridause and Timi that they get the chance to go back to school, learning and back with thier friends!
"Keep doing what you’re doing and will be there to support!"
Temitayo Gbadeyan reacted:
"So touching, I will be part of this foundation soon."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported how Michael Showunmi warmed hearts as he was seen eating with a physically challenged man he met on the street.
Sharing the pictures, he wrote on LinkedIn:
"I saw him last year at a filling station so I decided to check up on him at this particular time knowing how things are. Seeing me from afar, he was so happy that most people focused on us.
"While we were eating, all the security personnel, greeters forgot about themselves for a while and gazed at us in astonishment that you could feel the love and warmth within the environment."
Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2