Watch This Heartwarming Clip of a Formerly Homeless Boy Receiving a Bed of His Own
Social Issues| | By Brian Delpozo
Daeyrs, 8, had spent the entirety of his live living in homeless shelters with his mother, Dionna. Near the end of 2017, Dionna (now a trainee nurse) and her son were finally able to move into state housing. However, Daeyrs was still missing the one thing he wanted most: a bed of his very own. That’s where a non-profit organization known as Humble Design stepped in.
Humble Design defines its mission as turning “four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods.” This is exactly what it did for Dionna and Daeyrs, fully furnishing their new state housing. A now-viral video clip released by the organization features the mother and son being shown their new furniture for the first time.
The most heartwarming moment of the clip is undoubtedly when Daeyrs sees his new bedroom for the first time. The youngster reacts in jubilant shock at first, before collapsing in tears into Dionna’s arms. Both mother and son repeatedly utter “thank you” while holding each other.
Humble Design founder Tregar Strasberg spoke about the emotional scene to Inside Edition.
She told the newsmagazine, “Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and [made me] grateful for everything I have. He was so excited to have his own room, but also so overwhelmed by what having this really means for him after all he’s been through, to have a place to stay and just be a normal kid with no worries.”
As reported by Social Solutions, “564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless. According to a recent report, over half a million people were living on the streets, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing during a one-night national survey last January. Of that number, 206,286 were people in families, 358,422 were individuals, and a quarter of the entire group were children.”
Be sure to SHARE this story, and if you want to get involved in helping the homeless, check out what you can do at Humble Design’s website here.