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How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 9:00pm On Dec 04, 2015
This is a story of how a Nigerian man, showed some love and act of kindness to an aged woman at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Read and be inspired for humanity.
On a sub zero freezing but bright and sunny late morning in Toronto, I gained an Adopted Mum. So there I was patiently awaiting my turn to go through immigrations with the Toronto Border force, and within earshot, I heard a rather fraught and somewhat distressing conversation between a stern border force immigration official…and a wheel chair bound grandma…near enough same age as my mum. She obviously didn’t speak much in terms of English, but I could tell from her pidgin English that she is Delta State, possibly Urhobo. The immigration officer was asking her who she came to see and how long for…she couldn’t understand a word. The immigration officer was at this stage getting rather impatient and started raising her voice at which point the poor lady started crying. So being the only Nigerian around, I stepped up and politely told the officials that I speak the same language as the lady. Quite quickly, the lady looked at me and said my son, and started rapping Urhobo splattered with pidgin English. Although I told her I wasn’t Urhobo but I can converse in pidgin quite well. And that if we cannot make any headway, I’d call a few close friends that are Urhobo. To cut a long story short, the immigration officials were. Categorical that if they couldn’t locate the relative that invited her, they ‘d have to send her back. The poor lady broke into an Asthma Crisis upon hearing “deport”. Apparently her daughter who has been in Canada for a decade invited her and before Mama left Nigeria, She (daughter) gave her all her contact details. Already vin a terribly distressed state, grandma had misplaced the details. Speaking pidgin ti her, I asked if she has a cellphone, otherwise called ” handset”, that I can look at to get her daughter’s contact details. She promptly produced her phone and guess what? The phone turned out to be one of the very old style Nokia Phone. As I was scrolling through the phone and trying to locate Charity, her daughter’s number, as if we didn’t have enough stuffs to del with. The phone’s battery tripped off on us! I opened it up so that I could swap the sim card into one if mine, only to discover it was indeed one old style full size SIMS which obviously couldn’t fit into mine. By this time, I had spent an additional hour and a quarter trying to assist. One thing was paramount in my mind, to do all that was humanly possible to avoid her being sent back from the hell hole she just escaped from. LOL still visibly distressed, I got phone out and called a close friend who lives in Nigeria. He happens to be from Urhobo and speaks the dialect perfectly. The woman eyes lit up when she heard a familiar dialect down the line telling her to calm down that all is going to be well. That that man is going to sort it all out. LOL. Whilst all these was going on, I started going through her hand luggage meticulously and methodically. After about 45 minutes, I hit the jackpot, and a presto. There all crumpled was Charity, her daughter’s contact details! Promptly dialled her number and a rather apprehensive voice came through. It was Charity – Mama’s daughter, whom she hadn’t seen in 10 years. Tears were flowing all around, Mama insisted that I should come for her to pray for me. Right there in the arrival hall, I knelt down next to the wheelchair and she prayed and prayed. Thus she did without minding the hordes if Canadians walking past, wondering what the heck is going on in the middle of the arrival hall. To cap it all, I gave Mama a parting gift and told the daughter who was apparently gobsmacked, dumbfounded and extremely emotional, that I have a mum of a similar age, who also quite often travels wheelchair bound. In all these I would want to think that should my mum par adventure find herself in a similar situation in future, a similarly kind hearted human being would step in and intercede.

Although it took at least 2.5 hours out of what is a hectic schedule for me, I couldn’t possibly have walked away from Grandma. And of course mamas daughter insisted on taking a selfie of me with mama before I dashed off. By a stroke of coincidence, the friend who I called to calm mama, has a sister called…yup, you guessed it, Charity! What an eventful morning!
http://starttells.com/2015/12/04/ken-a-typical-replica-of-the-biblical-good-samaritan-traveling-from-jerusalem-to-jericho/

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 9:00pm On Dec 04, 2015
Good Nigerian.. Always visit www.starttells.com for more of these stories.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by 53cur3m0d3(m): 11:17pm On Dec 04, 2015
Thanks for helping out man. God bless you

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by jaybanfa(m): 1:16am On Dec 05, 2015
May God richly reward you and keep your own ma in good health n outta harms way too.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 4:08am On Dec 05, 2015
Wonderful article to start the day with! Life is all abt reaching the unreached and helping oda ppl!

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 4:32am On Dec 05, 2015
And now this is what we call news. Nice one bro keep it up!

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by 400billionman: 4:32am On Dec 05, 2015
God bless you Bro .. Heaven will remember...

I only feel like a humanbeing after doing good.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by mekybabe1: 4:49am On Dec 05, 2015
This is to show that you had a good upbringing. Well brought up by ur parents. Thanks and God bless.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 7:29am On Dec 05, 2015
Please who are the moderators responsible for Front paging contents.. Ishilove, Lalasticlala,
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 7:32am On Dec 05, 2015
Awwww this is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 7:32am On Dec 05, 2015
Awwww this is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Cybertext(m): 7:34am On Dec 05, 2015
Lovely.....

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 7:35am On Dec 05, 2015
Meh, Bleep it. It doesn't change anything.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by honeydear(f): 10:05am On Dec 05, 2015
Aww...... kiss
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Nobody: 4:03pm On Dec 05, 2015
old news..


Looooooooong hisssssss!
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by looseweight: 4:03pm On Dec 05, 2015
Noted!!!
IAMLOOSEWEIGHT
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by damton(m): 4:03pm On Dec 05, 2015
It's good show respect to our elderly ones, because one day we will become old

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by amunkita(m): 4:05pm On Dec 05, 2015
Mama dress like Home-Boy..

OP chukwu Ndi Biafra Gozie gi..
May u walk nd neva stumble..


All this Canadian Immigration that re Uwa Mmebi compliant..

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by flyca: 4:05pm On Dec 05, 2015
Bossforeva:
...One thing was paramount in my mind, to do all that was humanly possible to avoid her being sent back from the hell hole she just escaped from. LOL still visibly distressed, I got phone out and called a close friend who lives in Nigeria....
In as much as I have read this story more than twice before, it doesn't dilute this young man's act of kindness. However, what I don't like is that he referred to Nigeria as a "hell hole". Not that I disagree but telling us to the face is rude angry

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by BTT(m): 4:05pm On Dec 05, 2015
Why is this news? As if we are alien to good deeds!

It is actually the bad ones amongst us that spoil our good name.

Godd bless you man. And may your mum- and mine mum- find help in unlikely places.

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Demmocrats(m): 4:06pm On Dec 05, 2015
cry cry cry cry cry May the almight keep on to lift you up.


The blessing from the old woman will flourish your life and what ever you touch turns to Gold.



But OP the caption is misleading, its suppose to be "How a Nigerian of different tribe showed love to another Nigerian of different tribe"


One Love!!!

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by damola1: 4:07pm On Dec 05, 2015
Hell Hole NIgeria.. gush

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Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by Innodon(m): 4:08pm On Dec 05, 2015
Good
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by djWALE(m): 4:10pm On Dec 05, 2015
This poo z just too much for my liking...can sm1 plz summarize it for me
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by vislabraye(m): 4:11pm On Dec 05, 2015
God bless you.
Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by yomalex(m): 4:12pm On Dec 05, 2015
Good

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