Some people grow up with a wonderful childhood, in a house with their own room, with parents that are fortunate enough to provide not only toys, but the essentials—like plenty of food and their own bed to sleep in.
There are other children who are less fortunate and don’t dream of anything except a safe home for their family.
A mother named Dionna from Detroit used to be homeless with her 8-year-old son Daeyrs. After she lost her nursing job and their home, Dionna and Daeyrs were forced to move into homeless shelter after homeless shelter.
8-year-old Daeyrs spent most of his life living in homeless shelters, so all he wanted was something permanent.
Fortunately, the mother and son were finally approved for Michigan state housing, and they no longer had to live in a shelter. Although it was great that they had their own home, they had no furniture, aside from some chairs and a blow-up mattress.
Daeyrs had been sleeping on the floor with blankets, according to Daily Mail, but the boy yearned for his own bed. A social worker handling the family’s case decided to help them out and contacted an organization called Humble Designs.
“We furnished and decorated the house from top to bottom with donated furniture and goods from our warehouse—from curtains on the window to kitchen appliances, we cover every detail,” said the founder of Humble Designs, Treger Strasberg.
The organization recently decided to record on video the moment the family first saw their newly furnished home—and they saved the best for last.
A woman told Daeyrs to close his eyes until she told him to open them.
Daeyrs then walked into a room, opened his eyes, and is overwhelmed by what he sees! His wish came true, and he finally got his own bed. For 10 seconds, Daeyrs held his excitement in, and finally released his silence with tears of joy.
Strasberg said it was Humble Designs’ mission to make the family’s new house feel like a home, according to Daily Mail.
“It really made me realize what’s important in life.”
“’Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and 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,” Strasberg said.
Thanks to the concern of their social worker and Humble Designs, Daeyrs and Dionna now are blessed to have a house that they can call home.