- A kindhearted Nigerian man has been hailed on social media after what he did for a young lady with a disability
- The lady simply identified as Mary lost her parents in an accident that also got her amputated in 2006; she was the only one that survived
- Ibitoye saw Mary hawking sachet water around Bolade market in Oshodi area of Lagos despite her condition
- The young man who was touched looked for the lady and gave her money for her business
A kindhearted Nigerian man identified as Ibitoye Ayodele has put a smile on a physically challenged lady's face in the Oshodi area of Lagos.
The one-legged lady simply identified as Mary was hawking sachet water when Ibitoye's attention was drawn to her.
According to Ibitoye, he was shocked as Mary crossed the road and climbed pavements with the load on her head as she hawked.
In his words:
"I got discouraged to buy what I wanted to buy again. And I went in search of her. After asking of her from people around, I got her number, called her, and discussed with her."
Ibitoye said he was able to give her some money for her business and would still give her more.
The lady was said to have survived an accident in 2006 that killed everyone in the bus, including her parents.
Mary, who dropped out of secondary school in JSS3, needs shelter and also wants to go back to school.
A crowdfunding account has been opened for Mary, who is a single mother. The aim is to raise N5,000,000 for the young lady.
Social media users were touched by Ibitoye's kindheartedness and flooded the comment section to commend him.
"Weldone my brother, that was a good one. I love what is written on her shirt "no pain no gain" Since she didn't go stealing or begging just because things are hard. God will bless the works of her hands."
"If we really want to help this girl, get her to acquire hot tech skills.
"Maybe data analytics. Get her grounded. Give her 2 years and she will take care of not only herself, but others. She will create a space for people like herself to move from obscurity to wealth."
"God bless you for the good work."
In other news, a female protester who warmed hearts during the EndSARS protest has got a new prosthetic leg with the money Nigerians donated for her.
The young lady identified as Jane Obiene inspired many with her bravery after a photo of her in crutches standing in solidarity went viral.