Boy with No Internet Access at Home Goes Viral for Making Assignment in Cellphone Shop

It is said that if there’s a will, there’s a way. That adage was proven by a kid who did not have internet access at home but found a way to make his assignment by visiting a cellphone shop at a mall near his home!

Netizens expressed admiration over a video of a kid who was making his assignment in a cellphone shop’s display kiosk. Taken inside a Samsung shop at an unnamed mall, the kid could be seen intently using the display tablet to search for the stuff he needed for his homework. He would look up from time to time, copying something from the screen to his notebook.

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Standing up by the display kiosk with his bag on one shoulder, the boy is the picture of innocence and determination. Someone spotted him doing his assignment at the cellphone and took a video which would soon go viral across several social media channels. It started with a clip on imgur that would soon be reshared by many on Twitter and Facebook.

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Everyone admired the kid for finding a way to do his assignment even if he had no internet access at home. And many also thanked the store for helping the kid, knowing that they could have driven him away as he was clearly someone who could not afford to buy anything from the store! But the store associates chose to help a kid in need – and their kind deed earned them praise online, even if no one knew their names.

While the store associates remained anonymous, netizens were soon able to identify the boy as 10-year-old Guilherme Santiago, a fifth grader at the Abilio Gomes Municipal School in Recife, Brazil. Thanks to his inspiring story of determination and ingenuity, he received a scholarship plus new gadgets from Samsung!

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Here’s the heartwarming video:

There’s always a glimmer of hope in humanity… This store lets this kid come in & do his homework every day because he has no internet or computer at home

Posted by Rafael Martinez Jr. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020