Young Zambian, Chileshe, had been dreaming of a pair of Nike sneakers for what seemed like forever! The shoes were trending online in Zambia, and many of his friends and family had managed to get a pair. Her cousin, Shifwati, who was studying abroad in China, promised he would buy her the sneakers for her birthday after Chileshe’s mother sent a picture of them. But unfortunately they couldn’t be shipped in time, so Chileshe’s birthday came and went, and the sneakers didn’t arrive.
See the moment a little boy is truly overwhelmed by the gift of a new pair of sneakers.
Bravely hiding his disappointment, Chileshe resigned himself to not getting the sneakers that year. But secretly, they were already on their way.
When the shoes finally arrived, Chileshe’s mother and sister hatched a plan to surprise him. Just days after his sister’s birthday, Chileshe was called to a room in the family home in Lusaka, the Zambian capital. The little boy didn’t know why, and even when he saw the box, he assumed it was another present for his sister. But that was not the case. They were his dream pair of sneakers, and he was absolutely thrilled!
Shifwati says her cousin’s reaction filled her heart with joy. “He’s a very nice boy,” he said. “And I’m glad I made his day.”