- Mercy Wambui and her husband know just too well what their son, Alfred Ndambuki, wants to be in future; a pilot
- To bring this achievable dream closer home, they recently threw him a pilot-themed 7th birthday
- They hope that by so doing, they are giving life to the young man's ambitions a day at a time
Young Alfred Ndambuki Mwanzia has always been interested in the automotive world from an early age, but that went a notch higher when he boarded his first-ever aircraft with mother Mercy Wambui.
It may have been a 30-minute flight to Mombasa, but Alfred was hooked on the world of aviation, so much so that he started spending his free time on YouTube searching how planes take off and land.
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A Step Closer to the Dream
To push his burning dream of becoming a pilot someday, his parents found it prudent to do a pilot-themed birthday as he turned seven.
"We thought of just making an outfit and taking him to a studio for a photoshoot, but he insisted he'd rather not have the outfit but accesses an aircraft cockpit," Wambui told Hillary Lisimba.
With his desires laid bare on the table, the parents had to scrounge around for an aircraft for his birthday.
Everything had to be on point, from the outfit to the cake, then to the actual aircraft.
On June 25, 2021, the Grade 1 student at Carmelvale Catholic School in Donholm, Kenya donned in pilot uniform and landed at the airport onto a waiting aircraft.
"The excitement was beyond measure, it was even difficult to control him," Wambui expressed.
Asked how much they paid to do a photoshoot with the aircraft, she is categorical that the deal remains under wraps.
"We signed a deal of non disclosure on any issue pertaining to it and part of the deal was to edit out any name of the company incase it was captured by mistake," she revealed.
10-year-old boy becomes car owner
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 10-year-old boy was given an unusual gift for his birthday.
The Nigerian lad whose identity is still unknown was gifted a BMW car as he marked his birthday in style.
In Instagram photos shared by @kingtundeednut, the celebrant rocked suit as he is flanked by his mum and other younger kids.
Some persons wondered where a boy of his age would ride the car to just as many others prayed for the ability to shower the same love on their kids.