The school has just begun for some kids, and not all of them are happy about it.
But on a recent morning, this young boy was running around, banging on his neighbor’s doors for help, and no one would answer him.
Finally, one Brian Smith opened the door. Smith was annoyed and, frankly, baffled. The kid’s frantic knocking had woke him up. So Smith opens the door, having not even brush his teeth yet, only to find this child that he’s never seen before.
“What up lil homie?” he asked.
“I MISSED THE BUS AND NO ONE WILL TAKE ME TO SCHOOL,” was the boy’s immediate reply—he got straight into it without introduction. “I’VE KNOCKED ON THREE DOORS.”
But Smith’s immediate reaction was “Say no more”—he grabbed his keys and slipped on some shoes and the two of them rushed to his car.
Smith was proud of the boy, and after dropping him off at school, he snapped a photo.
“GO GET THAT EDUCATION YOUNG BROTHA!!!! 💯💯 THIS IS WHAT A BIG HOMIE DOES FOR YOUNG BROTHAS…#RealOG #TheYouthTheFuture” he posted to Facebook. In just a few days, hundreds of thousands of people had liked and shared it.
“This story has gone viral for good reason,” one Facebook user wrote. “Over 100k shares. This kid has his head screwed on a lot better than I did at that age. That’s the stuff CEO’s are made of.”
Smith is a father himself, and says his young daughter is the reason he is who is today.
“The reason I gave the street life up… She was a game changer & still is… My Lil 🏆”