Radio Islam International - 2019/03/12
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has turned a young Kenyan boy's dream into reality.
The boy was pictured tending to a herd of cattle in the streets of Nairobi while wearing a self-inscribed jersey of the World Cup winning midfielder.
The tweet went viral on Twitter, after its author Eric Njiru took the picture after spotting the boy wearing the shirt.
Njiru tagged the Arsenal midfielder in the post, asking followers to make sure that it reaches the footballer.
Njiru tweeted that, "I saw this kid today grazing in the streets of Nairobi - a city without really grass for cows. He told me he loves Mesut Özil so much (You can see his shirt). Maybe one day this can reach Ozil and get a real Arsenal shirt.”
This is very kind of you Mesut Ozil. May God bless you! Happy that my tweet reached you ❤️❤️ https://t.co/A4NlogqfZo— Eric Njiru (@Erik_Njiru) March 11, 2019
The boy, only identified as Lawrence, was on Monday presented with signed Arsenal shirts that were sent to him from London through Njiru.
On learning about the delivery, the Arsenal talisman took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
The picture of a Kenyan boy with a self made shirt on Twitter touched me so much. 🇰🇪❤ And look at Lawrence now – it's so heartwarming to see him and his brothers happy🙏🏼😘 #SocialMediaPower 💪🏼 #HappyToAssist #Nairobi #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/nQWgc0cABt— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 11, 2019