A millionaire has changed the life of a child who took social media by storm when he was spotted studying under a lamp post in Moche, Peru.
The viral photograph of the boy, named Victor Martín Angulo Córdoba doing his homework under the street light inspired millions around the world after it was posted online.
The 11-year-old decided to read his notes outside as his home had no electricity.
En el #video Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba, niño de 12 años cuya historia se ha hecho viral, pues fue captado por una cámara haciendo su tarea en la calle. En su casa no tienen electricidad. Esto ocurre en la Municipalidad Distrital de Moche, en Perú pic.twitter.com/qz1k7QqrXY
— CABECERA / EL TIMBRE (@cabeceramx) April 3, 2019
When millionaire Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak, 31, a philanthropist from Bahrain, heard about Victor’s story, he decided to visit him to help out.
He did the most amazing thing for Victor and his family. He rebuilt his home, and made it even bigger—two storeys high!
He also helped Victor’s mom set up her own business so she can earn money towards her son’s future.
Yaqoob wanted to improve the family’s quality of life because he said he had a similar childhood as Victor when he was a little boy.
Now, the businessman is the owner of a chocolate store in London.
In a further act of kindness, Yaqoob even offered to help repair Victor’s school!
Víctor Martín Angulo no tenía luz eléctrica en su casa, pero ahora todo será diferente gracias al apoyo del empresariohttps://t.co/Rv9FAGXbSl
— Latina.pe (@Latina_pe) May 22, 2019
Victor couldn’t believe his luck.
“Thank you for the help you are offering, thank you very much because you are helping us to build our school (…) to continue studying,” he said.
“Thanks should be given to the young man who is helping us build our school, and that, for him, the doors of our school will always be open,” he added, according to local news outlet Diario Correo.
Victor’s mom, Rosa, said her little boy was overwhelmed by Yaqoob’s kindness.
“He kept thinking, how can people from another continent come to see me?” she said.
“I’m very thankful for them to have this kindness and that they have taken the time to come to my humble home, because this wouldn’t have been done just by an ordinary person.”