Remember Hope, The Rescued Nigerian Kid? He Started School And The Pics Are Heart-Warming!

It was a year ago, that Danish Aid Workers in Nigeria, rescued a two-year-old kid on the verge of death due to malnutrition. He was starving and one particular picture of him drinking water from the titled bottle after 8 months, uploaded by Anja Ringgren Lovén broke our hearts. NGO DINNødhjælp (Your Relief) took him in and named him Hope.

Hope was hospitalised and had a speedy recovery, soon. In a matter of few months, he started gaining weight and his health improved, significantly. Now, cut to a year later, Hope’s starting school and is looking extremely adorable in that uniform.

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Re-creating the first picture of Hope drinking water from a bottle, Anja shared the picture of healthy, cute, uniformed kid. And, our hearts are melting. She wrote on Facebook,

On the 30 of January 2016 I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team. A rescue mission that went viral, and today it’s exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope ?????
This week Hope will start school ?✏️
Love from Anja ??


Over the past year, Hope — who was once outcast by his parents as he was called a ‘witch’ and left to die on the streets— grew up in a conducive environment in the orphange with other rescued kids. Take a look at his cute pictures.

1. This is how he was when he was found by Anja.

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2. In March 2016, he was discharged from the hospital looking healthier than ever.

Finally finally finally !!!! Today Hope was discharged from the hospital !! 😍😍😍 The children have been so excited all day ! My son David Jr. and I are now back in Denmark because tomorrow I will start my tour around the country. And oh how I wish I was there today. Looking at these pictures of the children playing with Hope makes me totally speechless. Our dream came true! Can you imagine! ❤️ This is what humanity is all about! Children see magic because they look for it and now Hope has finally found his magic 🌟 DINNødhjælp/ACAEDF Childrens Home 🇳🇬🇩🇰 – where there is love, there is life 🌟 #wherethereislovethereislife #dinnoedhjaelp #humanrights #ngo #africa #nigeria #hopeisfinallyhome ❤️

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3.  That day on, Hope’s been killing all with his cuteness.


4. Everyone dotes on Hope and we can’t see any reason not to.


5. His swag’s on point and we just love him.

A year filled with love, care and happiness changed Hope’s entire life. He’s a school-boy now and we couldn’t be happier. Hope’s given us all hope!

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