A social worker from Denmark, Anja Ringgren Loven, was helping children in Nigeria when she saw this little, skinny boy and published several heart-breaking photos of this little boy on her Facebook profile.
These photos have touched the hearts of many people all over the world.
This 2-year-old boy was abandoned by his parents and left on the street to die. It is assumed that his parents thought that their son was a witch. When Anja found him, he was in terrible condition.
He was walking around the streets for 8 months and then Anja found him and took him under her wing. She provided him with proper medical care and named him Hope.
The latest photos show that the love and care have given incredible results. His condition was significantly improved although at first he looked like he was about to die. Hope looks like a happy and healthy boy now. He has gained a few pounds.
“The day I carried this sweet little boy in my arms for the very first time I was so sure he would not survive. Every breath he took was a struggle and I did not want him to die without a name, without dignity, so I named him Hope. Hope to me is a special name. Not only the meaning of Hope, but what it stands for. Many years ago I got the name HOPE tattooed on my fingers because to me it means: Help One Person Everyday.