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Once upon a time there was a boy aged nine years who had only his mother, Christina Espinosa, and no father any more because he died in jail. The boy's name was Daniel Cabrera, but he is no basketball player - just in case you thought you knew the boy. Remember: he was just nine years old, and that was anno Domini 2015.

Every evening, Daniel would sit outside the local McDonald's in his Philippine hometown and take advantage of the electric light that illuminated the interior of the eatery, and was so plentiful that Daniel could do his homework assignments given him by his teachers.

A medical student by the name of Joyce Torrefranca was intrigued by this sight and took several photographs with her mobile phone. She found it moving to see such a small boy working so diligently outside an airconditioned restaurant. She talked to the boy and learnt that his mother had a job that paid 80 Pesos a day, which is just 1.5 Euros. They had lived in a house of their own but it became the victim of a blaze. The family of three - including Daniel's brother - slept in a makeshift hovel. The boy owned one pencil; a second one had been stolen from him and he could not afford to buy a new one.

Ms Torrefranca posted this family's story on Facebook; soon people enquired whether they could donate. The donations poured in and a social charity was found that managed the funds. Soon the family of three were found more suitable living quarters; the boys can now have regular breakfasts every day and attend school without scrimping and saving. In fact, so many kindhearted people were moved that several other children from impoverished families can now be taken care of with the money donated by total strangers.

The story was reported in most of the world's media: The Guardian, buzzfeed.com, yahoo.com, people.com - all on 10 July, 2015.
If you think this story is too good to be true you are an incorrigible cynic. SPIEGEL online on 5 June reported that one year later, the family are now in relatively stable circumstances and the boy's performance at school has markedly improved.



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FriendlyWestern Post time: 2016-6-23 06:23

Thanks. My story was meant for the whole audience but only one member has acknowledged it.

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seneca Post time: 2016-6-23 09:29
Thanks. My story was meant for the whole audience but only one member has acknowledged it.

Well done, boy.  Keep it up!  I give you 10 marks out of 10 for writing such a good composition.

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So why is most of the world still poor ?
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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reedak Post time: 2016-7-6 03:23
Well done, boy.  Keep it up!  I give you 10 marks out of 10 for writing such a good composition.

Thank you!

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petera Post time: 2016-7-6 09:40
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So why is most of the world still poor ?

The majority of poor don't go by the name of "Daniel". They do not work hard to acquire an education. They don't have his ambition. That is especially true of the masses of Arab and Pakistani youths.

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