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IN OMG! ON 22 Nov, 2015
Anthony Omari was an innocent custodian at a children's orphanage called Faraja Children's Home, which is located in Ngong, Kenya. The nice home has been in operation since 2005 in Kiberia, which is actually the second largest area of informal settlers in Africa. Along with his mother who keeps the house in order, Anthony Omari has been selflessly providing each child with sufficient food, education, medicine, and a nice, comfy bed to sleep on. Thus, Faraja Children's Home is heaven on Earth for 37 children.
But then one day, something very unfortunate happened.
This is our good man, Anthony Omari who has always been trying his best to be a role model for the children.
To keep the children well-fed, the orphanage actually grows its own chicken and vegetables. Sadly, some people try to steal them.
While Omari has fended off many attacks on the orphanage, one incident on Jan. 23, 2012 changed his life forever.
After Omari successfully defended himself from thugs by chasing them away from the orphanage and hitting one with a hammer, the three intruders went back for vengeance, and they had machetes!
As Omari woke up to find the three thugs about to hurt him, he was able to quickly get the hammer from under his bed and hit the intruders. He then screamed to scare them and to also warn the children. However, as the intruders ran away, Omari returned to calm the children, but as soon as he turned around, one thug hit him with a machete.
Omari was badly bloodied, but he still fought the three thugs before he ran toward the orphanage and locked it. Soon after, he passed out.
After staying for two days in the hospital, Omari returned to the house to take care of the children once again. In a stroke of luck, Ben Hardwick heard of his brave story and shared it on Reddit.
The Reddit community loved the story of Omari by Hardwick, and they promised to donate to the cause, which was to have at least $2,000 for the construction of a cement/barbed wire wall to fend off future attackers.
After just a couple of days, the Reddit community was able to give Omari more than $80,000 to help the orphanage become more secure. Omari couldn't believe how much help Hardwick and the internet provided. He was so humble that he said that the money should be immediately spent for the kids since he didn't want the attention.
Faraja Children's Home was able to construct a wall that would help in staving off intruders. Aside from that, the money allowed the orphanage to buy four dogs to protect the children. Since then, no intruders have attacked the humble orphanage. In addition, Omari's story has become famous enough that cops have started to watch over the house. Since then, Omari now has finished education to become a civil engineer. He now has his own family and a construction company after moving out of the orphanage, although he still visits the house frequently. During the holidays, Omari actually invites other children to his home so that they can feel what it is to have another home outside the orphanage. What a great guy! God bless him.