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MUST-SEE VIDEO: Watch as homeless boy from Detroit moves into a home and sees his own bed

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/11/18

This is the video of the weekmaybe of the month:

A formerly homeless eight-year-old boy and his mother were finally granted Michigan state housing so all he wanted for Christmas was his own bed, and tear jerking video caught the moment he was granted his wish. Daeyrs and his mother Dionna, from Detroit, spent most of the boy’s life living in homeless shelters after the trainee nurse lost her job, and subsequently their home. Once they moved into the state housing they only had a blowup mattress and a couple of chairs. Daeyrs was sleeping in blankets on the floor. A social worker handling the family’s case reached out to Humble Design, which fully furnished the entire home, and surprised the boy, who calls himself ‘the man of the house,’ at the end of the video, with a fully furnished room.

Read more at the link. But check out the moving video below. Keep a Kleenex handy.

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