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Millionaire Promises To Rebuild Home Of Boy Forced To Do Homework In Street

Millionaire Promises To Rebuild Home Of Boy Forced To Do Homework In Street

He says he was inspired to make a difference because of his own childhood

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

A millionaire has promised to rebuild a young boy's home after seeing footage of him sitting on a kerb and doing his homework under a streetlight.

Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak, 31, from Bahrain, travelled to Peru to meet Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba, who was forced to work outside as he had no electricity at home.

The wealthy philanthropist says he was inspired by his own childhood to try and make a difference and has pledged to add a second storey to the little lad's home.

According to reports, the kind-hearted stranger has already restored electricity to the house and has also promised to help the boy's school.

The picture of the boy doing his homework under a streetlight went viral.

Speaking to Diarrio Correo, the young boy said: "Thank you for the help you are offering, thank you very much because you are helping us to build our school."

The paper also reported that his mum said: "He kept thinking, "How can people from another continent come to see me?

"I thank the people who want to do this to me (build my house) I thank them very much that they have had that kindness and they have given time to come to my humble home, because anyone does not do it."

The millionaire also promised to help the boy's school.

In slightly less inspirational news, earlier this year fans began donating money to reality star Kylie Jenner to make her the youngest self-made billionaire.

According to Forbes magazine, the 21-year-old raked in a whopping $900 million (£679m) from her cosmetic company.

The cover was first shared on the Forbes' Instagram account with the caption: "Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever, ahead of even Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23."

And to help her over the finish line, a GoFundMe page was set up by Instagram star Josh Ostrovsky.

Obviously it all sounds like it's just a bit of a piss-take ("I don't want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn't have a billion dollars. WE MUST RAISE 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP HER GET TO A BILLION, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT"), but people have actually been donating money.

While most of the donations were about $5 (£3.80), one anonymous person forked out $1,000 (£750) for the cause.

Featured Image Credit: PanamericanaTV

Topics: World News, Inspirational, Interesting