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Homeless Boy Studies By Light Of McDonald's Restaurant (Photo)

| by Emily Smith

A photo of a homeless boy doing his homework in the light of a McDonald’s restaurant recently went viral.

The little boy, 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera, can be seen writing on a stool that he uses as a makeshift desk. He is apparently located in the Filipino capital of Manila.

The photo was taken by student Joyce Torrefranca. According to Torrefranca, Daniel’s home was destroyed by a fire. The young boy hopes to finish his education with his widowed mother and sick sibling in mind.

“For me as a student,” Torrefranca said, “it just hit me a lot, like big time.”

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Daniel apparently studies under the McDonald’s lights every night in order to help his family.

“I seldom go to coffee shops to study,” Torrefranca said. “And then this kid, he doesn’t have anything but he has dedication to study.”

Rosalina Detuya, one of Daniel’s teachers, described the boy as a happy and intelligent child. He often answers questions and participates during class discussions.

A social welfare reportedly visited the Cabrera family to discuss assistance. Authorities offered services to the young boy and livelihood assistance to his mother.

Sources: Mirror, St. Lucia News

Photo Credit: Facebook