Homeless boy approaches car to beg for change – but when he peeks inside, he bursts into tears
Little John Thuo is one of many homeless youths living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. Street urchins in Nairobi are often seen as dirty, pickpocketing beggars,
But John has just proven that even a beggar, with the lowest possible social status, can have a heart of gold.
John Thuo lives in Nairobi, Kenya, where, like many other poor children, he used to beg for money on the streets.
One day, John Thuo was out begging when he approached a car to ask for money. But when he looked inside, John was struck by something unusual that he saw.
The driver of the car was hooked up to tubes and breathing oxygen from a tank. She is Gladys Kamande, 32 years old. Gladys had been in her car, stuck in traffic in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, as she was trying to get to a hospital appointment. She explained to John that her lungs had collapsed, so she could not breathe properly and had to carry oxygen tanks with her to stay alive.
John was shocked to realize that despite his poverty, there are people in the world who are worse off than he is – because they don’t even have their health.
Moved to tears, John offered Gladys all the money he had taken that day and held her hand through the window.
A passerby noticed the incident, took some pictures, and told the story on the Internet. And within days, the story went viral and set off a chain of events that would forever change both John’s and Gladys’ lives.
After Gladys’ story spread, thousands of donations were received. In total, kind-hearted strangers contributed $80,000 so that she could travel to India and receive treatment.
After all the attention John received on social media, John was finally rescued from the streets and adopted into a loving home.
The woman who adopted him, Nissy Wambugu, also gave him the opportunity to start school!
In the end, John’s gesture of kindness helped not only Gladys – but also gave him a mother and a home.
Please share this touching story with your friends and family. And tell them that sometimes all it takes for a miracle to happen is a little human kindness.