Aid Pours In After Picture Of Homeless Filipino Boy Studying On Street Goes Viral

Sakshi Singhal

July 13th, 2015

Image & Information Source : telegraph

A homeless Filipino boy has been overwhelmed with aid after a photo of him studying on the pavement and using faint light from a McDonald’s outlet went viral on the internet.
Nine-year-old Daniel Cabrera will fulfil his dream of becoming a policeman after donations of cash, school supplies and a college scholarship poured in, his mother, Christina Espinosa, told AFP on Friday. “Now, Daniel will not have to suffer just to finish his studies.”
The photo, posted on Facebook last month by a college student, showed Cabrera doing his homework on a wooden stool placed close to a McDonald’s window to catch the light from the store. It was then shared close to 7,000 times on the social networking site and also reported by local television.
Aside from the cash, school supplies and scholarship offer that would guarantee his education through college, people have sent in school uniforms and a reading lamp. The local church and government social welfare office had also received aid on his behalf.
The heart-warming response not only sends out a message of generosity to the world but also highlights the power that social media holds today. The swiftness and speed with which information spreads on social media platforms is unmatched. Add to this the pitiable state of a homeless boy desperate to study. And you get a deluge of thoughtful big-hearted souls, ready to help.

 

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