– A good Samaritan has helped an 80-year-old woman and her grandchildren in Osun state
– Legit.ng had posted pictures of the family while washing their old mattress on Christmas Day
– A Legit.ng’s reader later came to the rescue of the family and gave them cash of N50,000
Barely four days after pictures of an elderly woman, Rafatu Oyekunle and her orphaned grandchildren went viral on Legit.ng, the octogenarian has got an unexpected New Year gift from a generous Nigerian.
The pictures which were taken by Legit.ng‘s regional reporter in Osun state, Gboyega Bakare, showed a hilarious mood of the family while washing their old mattress in preparation for the New Year.
The picture got the attention of a good Samaritan who later bought a new mattress and gave some cash to the family.
Speaking with the aged woman during the presentation of the new mattress and the cash, Legit.ng found out that her plight of having to live in such a deplorable condition was as a result of the unfortunate death of her grown-up children that should have given her a good life in her old age.
The woman could not hide her joy to receive the unexpected gift of a brand new mattress and a cash gift of N10,000.
The octogenarian, who spoke in Yoruba said she was delighted for the kind gesture, adding that she had wanted to have a big mattress but could not afford it.
”I’m very happy to have a new mattress. I have always wanted a big new mattress like this, but how could I have been able to afford one when even feeding is very difficult.
“The young people you see around me are some of my grandchildren whose parents are all dead. It has been a great burden, so much that nothing else is important but feeding. As you can see, even my house is in a terrible state of disrepair and almost inhabitable.”
While appreciating her helper, Miss Chineye of nenyelitious.tv who sent her a sum of N50,000, out of which the mattress was procured for N40,000 and a balance of N10,000 given to her, Mrs. Oyekunke prayed for God’s flourishing blessing upon her helper.
”May God almighty prosper her work and bless her with glorious children that will give her a life full of joy and happiness. I’m very grateful to God almighty and to all of you who brought my plight to her notice.”
Mrs. Oyekunle further used the opportunity to call on other well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the less privileged people in the country, so that life could be more meaningful and worth living for them too.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) praised the good virtue of Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian in Japan who returned a lost wallet that contained a huge sum of money and a credit card.
It was reported that Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement on Sunday, June 28, said Ikenna’s character is the true representation of Nigerians all over the world.
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