Boy Living on Streets of Lagos for 6 Years Gets House From Stranger, Many Join to Change His Story
- A boy who has been living on the streets of Lagos for more than six years has finally found someone willing to offer him shelter and support
- The 12-year-old boy had been struggling to fend for himself to the point that some days he went for 24 hours without eating
- With the support of a kind person whose name was not mentioned, Saheed will now have a roof over his head alongside other things he may need
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A 12-year-old boy named Saheed, who had been living in Lagos for more than half a decade and struggling to meet his needs, has finally found the hand of a kind person.
Before receiving the support, he sometimes went for days without food and suffered many other things that people in his situation go through.
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In an Instagram story shared by @_egungun, he noted that others could also show kindness to Saheed if they wished.
The message on his Instagram post reads:
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"Saheed is a 12 year old kid who's been alone in Lagos for6 years. He currently lives in a dangerous Ghetto and sometimes goes days without eating, I was lucky to find him and hear his story. Anonymous has decided to take him in and give him shelter. All donations goes to taking care of Saheed. If you'll like to be part of his transformation."
Many social media users who reacted to the Instagram post thanked him for discovering the young boy and sharing his story.
As of the time of publishing this report, the post has gathered over 23,000 likes and more than 700 comments on Instagram.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Saheed mafo we are coming for you."
"Where do we donate to? Can I get account to send him something?"
@efeosa.spencer also reacted:
"God bless you. GOD will keep him also and the anonymous."
"Thank u anonymous nd to those who wil help him to thanks to all of them."
@joshua_ johnson_ayo also commented:
"How exactly did this young man get to Lagos? Who transported him to Lagos!?"
"U guys be careful with these guys o, hmmm a smal boy on d street for 6yrs do u knw what he's cable of? U wanna help him take him to recreational center for boys oregun frm there u can help him den de locate his pple and go back home."
"No be transformation wey be say after 3 months una go dump the boy for street again."
Boy receives phone from kind stranger, prostrates
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a viral video shared by @michaelmstar on TikTok of a young boy who was not expecting the kindness he received from a stranger had brought smiles and happiness to the faces and hearts of many people who watched it.
In the video, the stranger walked to the young boy and presented two pieces of paper, telling him to pick one. The lad hesitated but eventually picked the one with the phone tag.
When the kind stranger saw what he had picked, he quickly dipped his hand into his bag and gave him a Samsung Galaxy phone.