A 13-year-old boy from the United States of America has won the hearts of millions of people all over the world for his kind gesture.
Abraham Olagbegi decided to use his “Make A Wish” for other people instead of himself.
The teen chose to feed the homeless every month for 1 year instead of getting something for himself or for his family.
Abraham was qualified for the Make A Wish Foundation after he received a bone marrow transplant to fix his rare blood disorder.
The Foundation’s “Make A Wish Program” grants kids with the opportunity to do whatever they want so they can remain happy amidst treatment.
Most of the time, kids meet someone that they admire, which includes actresses and actors along with singers, but this kid used his wish for other people.
Miriam, the mother of Abraham, said:
I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, ‘Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless. I said, ‘Are you sure Abraham? You could do a lot … You sure you don’t want a PlayStation?’
The Foundation agreed with the wish of Abraham.
The group set up a stall in Jackson, Mississippi to hand out free food to the homeless people along with supplies that were donated by local businesses along with people.
The thing is, Abraham said that he wanted this to happen each month for a whole year.
Now, every third Saturday of the month, Abraham gets to set up his stall and feed around 80 people at a time.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is now helping Abraham to connect with local suppliers to get the food and materials that he needs to serve the people.
During an interview with CBC News, he said:
When the homeless people get the plate, some of them would come back and sing to us and thank us. And it just really feels good, it warms our hearts. And my parents always taught us that it’s a blessing to be a blessing.
Miriam, his mother, talked about the kind act of her son.
We’re just very excited to be able to continue on this endeavour. It’s just so rewarding. If I was out there on the streets, homeless, I would want somebody at some point to think of me and to do something special for me. So, that’s what I try to instill in my kids and we just try to pay it forward, by doing what we were raised to do.
What will happen after the Foundation stops the free food for the homeless?
Well, Abraham says that he plans to keep the kind act going on by turning his idea into a non-profit organization.
We hope Abraham the best and we hope that his kind plan for the homeless in his city will be a success.