Nigerian Woman Adopts 12-Year-Old Boy She Found on the Street, Enrolls Him in School, Social Media Reacts

Nigerian Woman Adopts 12-Year-Old Boy She Found on the Street, Enrolls Him in School, Social Media Reacts

- A Nigerian woman has earned the admiration of social media users over her humanitarian gesture to a stranger

- The woman found a 12-year-old-boy on the street, adopted him and enrolled him in school

- She said the boy stole her heart when they first met

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A Nigerian woman has stunned the internet with her selflessness and kindness. The woman identified as Laylah Ali Othman turned the life of a young boy for good as she adopted him.

Laylah, according to her post on Facebook, had found the 12-year-old lad on a street in Abuja and was moved by compassion.

Nigerian Woman Adopts 12-Year-Old Boy She Found on the Street, Enrolls Him in School, Social Media Reacts
The kind-hearted woman made the street boy her third son Photo Credit: Laylah Ali Othman
Source: Facebook

The media personality upon meeting the lad whose occupation was to move with cattle asked him if he would like to be enrolled in school, to which he obliged.

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Laylah reiterated that she met with his family and they agreed to her adoption request after putting up some resistance.

The excited lady shared a photo with the boy alongside two of her sons.

Her post read:

"Hi FB family, meet my new Son Aliyu.. I found him at my wuse2 branch sitting under a shade just laying down, looking like he wasn't feeling good, a staff of mine asked him what was wrong he said he broke his fast cos he can't see.
"..He is just 12, his job daily was to walk along side many cattle from one end to other, i asked to meet him, he came in and stole my heart away, i asked him if wanted to go to school he immediately said yes, i asked for his house address and father's telephone number, which he rightly give me, i called them, we went back and forth.

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"...I had to drive down myself multiple times for the family to agree, las las dem gree.. lol. So now here we are, He will be starting school tomorrow insha Allah.. My boys are so excited to meet him. I now have 3 handsome kids..."

Nigerians were full of praises for Laylah and showered her prayers.

Zulkarnain Yabagi reacted:

"Thanks for your kindness towards the less privilege, may Allah replenishes your pocket in a million folds & bless you more always."

Mihammad Jamil commented:

"Masha Allah. You are wonderful. The lord will by His Grace reward you hundreds folds.
"I hope other people copy from this kindness you have showered on this little boy."

Kaka Hussaini Anthony said:

"Am so proud of you laylah, Allah ya biya ki. Keep doing the good work."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Bobrisky had adopted a woman from another country.

The male barbie shared a photo with a young lady on his page and called her his daughter. According to him, he doesn't know her from anywhere but he decided to fly her down to Nigeria to change her life for the better.

Bobrisky then went on to tell his fans and followers not to think that he helps only his country's people. According to him, he helps people across the world.


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