Nigerians reacted positively to the photo, someone even promised to give the little boy a scholarship.
The photographer, @ayaworanmedia, has now shared new photos of him as he began school yesterday. He wrote;
“2017 is sure not the end of the Lil man’s saga, as 2018 promises to be a greater one for our Lil man, Oluwatobiloba Michael Falana. Following his viral photo bombing picture late last year, which got a lot of people inspired and wanting to sow into his life for his courage and bravery.
Gabriel Oche Amanyi (Terry G), one of the many Nigerians moved by the viral picture came through with his promise as Oluwatobiloba resume school today alongside his peers.The popular musician Terry G on his social media page promise to sponsor the boy through his primary education.
Oluwatobiloba, on the other hand, was more than happy to be in school, something he had been looking forward to.
It’s however surprising how a picture can be the beginning of great things.
It will be recalled, that the three-year boy who is a product of a failed marriage, abandoned by his mother when he was barely a month old in the care of a jobless father and has never seen the four walls of a classroom has his story changed today 8th January 2018.
We are however grateful to every group and individual that have reached out to Oluwatobiloba Michael Falana, every kind-hearted fellas that deemed it fit to make our Lil man a better person.
We appreciate your time, cash, gifts and other promises that are yet to be actualized.”