- Yinka Ogunnubi, a Nigerian, has shared a story that shows the importance of people's support in one's life
- The man said after his house got burnt, his friends made sure he was well-taken care of as they gave him things he needed
- Three months after the incident, with their help and God, he moved into a better-looking house
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A Nigerian man, Yinka Ogunnubi, has reflected on how he bounced back from a big fire challenge he had on Friday, September 27, 2019.
He said that if not for the quick intervention of his neighbours, everything in his house would have burnt to the ground.
In his absence, they were able to help him salvage whatever they could while trying to put out the fire. He said though the damage that happened was in millions, it was more to him psychologically.
During his travail, friends formed a strong community of support around him as they got him basic needs. The cause of the fire was later traced to an exploded battery in his home solar system.
Life, however, turned around for good for him three months after as he moved into a better-furnished apartment. He said that God and people really came through for him.
Yinka said one lesson he learnt was that “if you invest in people, people will invest in you.” In a long thread of tweets, the man appreciated everyone that made sure everything was well with him.
He ended his tweets by saying that even worse things happen to people many think are doing well, adding that what may just be different could be that they do not go around with long faces.
See his thread below:
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a Nigerian man was left heartbroken after his house went up in flames and his savings got burnt.
The man identified as Kelly Mark took to Facebook on Tuesday, April 21, to share his predicament.
He posted on Facebook:
"Please guys this is what happened to me this afternoon, I have been saving this cash for some time now. Only to be called dat my house is on fire.
"I ran down and after putting off the fire my saving box was burnt, after opening it I found the money inside like this. Inside this Covid 19 wahala.. am confuse of what to do."
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