The overly conservative and superstitious nature of Africans nearly cost the life of a little boy called Hope from Nigeria who was branded a witch by his own family and was left to rot under the mercy of the weather and starved to death before the timely intervention of a white woman.
That same boy has just broken the internet after he played the role of a best man at a wedding of one of the team members that rescued him five years ago in Eket, Akwa Ibom.
Hope was rescued by by Danish aid, Anja Ringgren Loven and her team on January 31, 2016, after he was found wandering the streets for eight months.
Ms Loven who couldn’t contain her joy about the rapid development of the Nigerian boy whom she literally snatched from the clutches of death, shared photos of the now stylish young man at the wedding of Land of Hope’s Education Officer, which took place over the weekend.
“In exactly 40 days today we are going to celebrate that Hope was rescued 5 years ago. To be exact, Hope was rescued on the 30 of January 2016.
I cannot wait 40 days to share these pictures of Hope. He is simply to cute and handsome. Last week Hope was best man at Don Udowan, our Education officer’s wedding and Hope just shined like a little star.
Looking back, it’s hard to believe that 5 years have already passed. I remember the day we rescued Hope as if it was yesterday.
As most of you know I have the name HOPE tattooed on my fingers. A tattoo I got many years ago even long before I ever travelled to Nigeria. Because for more than a decade now it’s been my mission in life to: Help One Person Everyday: HOPE
Many of you have been following our work since we rescued Hope and witnessed his amazing transformation. He is a SURVIVOR and one day he will be old enough to travel the world and tell his story.
We owe everything to you, our followers, sponsors, supporters and members.