Children tend to have the purest and kindest hearts, without any judgment or prejudice against others. While some adults grow up and don’t lose this, others find themselves feeling disenchanted with the world. Luckily, this little boy is giving us faith in humanity once more as he took off his shoes for someone very special.
Meet Cheikh Faizal
Schoolboy Cheikh Faizal may only be nine years old, but a recent video of the little boy has proven that he is wise beyond his years. As he and his father walked past the Bukit Bintang station in Kuala Lumpur, Cheikh noticed that there was someone in need. His father, Sofian, caught the whole thing on camera as his son proved what a selfless little boy he really is.
Noticing A Little Boy
Cheikh had noticed a little boy sitting on the floor next to the station, which is known for having a high population of homeless people. As soon as he saw the other child, he rushed over to him and sat on the floor, where he proceeds to take off his own socks and shoes. Once they’re off, he carefully places them on the cracked and bare feet of the little homeless boy. Finally, Cheikh gives the other child a cuddle before saying goodbye – walking off barefoot.
A Proud Father
Cheikh’s father, Sofian, put the video online but never expected it to spread as quickly as it did. He explained to the press that his son felt concerned for the homeless boy, as he seemed to be about the same age as himself. He went on to say that he made the decision on his own to help him and that he “showed love for everyone there.” Sofian hopes that this video can spread the positivity and encourage more people to help those in need, even with just a small gesture of kindness.
Cheikh Faizal did something truly incredible and selfless that day, which undoubtedly improved the life of a young, homeless boy. We should all take a leaf out of this 9-year-old’s book!