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This Christmas story about a homeless old man will break your heart (photos)

This Christmas story about a homeless old man will break your heart (photos)

An old man, John Erica Ebei, who lives on the streets of Nanyuki, a town in Kenya celebrates Christmas holiday alone without friends or family.

Christmas story

An old man, John Ebei, celebrates Christmas holiday alone

A resident of Nanyuki, Wanjiru Mungai, who was driving around the city with her friends shared his story after she spotted him sitting by himself in an almost empty restaurant, eating a plate of food.

She approached the old man to talk to him and shared his photo on Facebook.

Homeless man

Homeless man spends Christmas alone in Kenya

Ebei, who told Mungai, that he always appreciated the joy and magic of Christmas growing up said he regularly sweeps the streets of Nanyuki for little income.

He expressed that he has no family of his own and lives by himself in the town's outskirts where he puts up with a fellow homeless man.

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Speaking in flawless Swahili, the lonely man said:

"My family left for Nairobi. My parents died years ago. My daughter got married and I haven't seen her in years. And my grandchildren last visited me in 2010. I lost all people in my life. You people are now my family."
Homeless man

Homeless man spends Christmas alone in empty restaurant

He added that he had been moving around the town saying 'Merry Christmas' to the locals and most of them were kind enough to smile with him, extend a few shillings his way and some even bought him blankets and warm jackets.

Christmas-story

Concerned residents give homeless man blankets and warm jackets

Such a sad story!

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