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After 20 years, Igbo Man Pays a Carpenter Who Helped Him in School (photos + story)

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Onyebuchi Emenanka, who is a graduate of Abia State University, ABSU, paid a 20-year-old debt to a carpenter who helped him 20-years ago while he was still in school

Read Below what he wrote on his Facebook:

Today, I decided to put a big smile on someone’s face. When the ABSU event was over and on my way back, I did a stop over at the place where I used to live as a student on Agiriga Street Okigwe.

My mission was simple – to pay a surprise visit to my old neighbors, who are mostly local carpenters and petty traders.

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I moved into that area sometime in 1998 and lived there till 2001 when I graduated. My brother Chiemezie Nwakanma was living there then and helped me secure the room. We were next door neighbors. Iyke Aaron and Chizuru Kanu later joined us there.

There is this particular carpenter who was so kind to me then. He would do my carpentry works free of charge and will lend me money whenever I was broke. I didn’t pay back most of those monies. The Mbano man was just nice to me and treated me like his own son.

The man has a penchant for speaking high sounding grammar and we named him the Professor of Carpentology, a title he cherishes so much… Heheheheheheheh.

17 years after, I stormed the place today and it was a big party. I ensured that there were drinks of different kinds and food to go round. All the carpenters stopped work to welcome their old neighbor. The women were not left out.

I told them stories of how that carpenter assisted me greatly and without seeking any pay back from me. I thanked all of them for the kindness and love they showed me then. They were all amazed that I could still remember all of that almost 20 years after.

The carpenter had a set of male triplets while I lived there. They are all grown now and one them works with him in his shop. He said the boy is brilliant but he has no money to train him in school. He lost his wife a few years ago.

There and then, I announced that I will send him to the university and bear the cost of his training. The man broke down in tears. I told him that his son should get a better life than he had. I am fully committed to keeping that promise. I shall help secure admission for him and see him through school. Who knows? He may be the channel through which God will liberate the family from the vicious cycle of poverty and deprivation.

It was a great day today as we drank and relived old times. I ensured that each of them got some small cash in their pockets.

Before I took my leave, they all asked me to kneel down while they said some prayers that touched my soul.

I felt a deep sense of fulfilment today. Yes…

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70 COMMENTS

  1. Waoo that's great. You are a good man for remembering your old friends. God bless you bro.and may God provide more for you to see his son through university. Amen.

  2. Waoo that's great. You are a good man for remembering your old friends. God bless you bro.and may God provide more for you to see his son through university. Amen.

  3. it's always nice to be good no matter people will say about u .because they must say something about u so my people always see people around u as one.

  4. it's always nice to be good no matter people will say about u .because they must say something about u so my people always see people around u as one.

  5. Amazing, great, fantabulous, awesome…….. infact I don't even know which word to use again really touched my soul.

  6. Amazing, great, fantabulous, awesome…….. infact I don't even know which word to use again really touched my soul.

  7. It's good to do good things in life, because one day the blessing will come. I pray you will fulfill your promise about his son.

  8. It's good to do good things in life, because one day the blessing will come. I pray you will fulfill your promise about his son.

  9. I am touched by this good deeds. For the capinter to have assisted the Igbo man he is kind and for the Igbo man to have remembered the capinter after 20yrs he is wise.
    God please bless me so I can remember those that has helped me before. Amen.

  10. I am touched by this good deeds. For the capinter to have assisted the Igbo man he is kind and for the Igbo man to have remembered the capinter after 20yrs he is wise.
    God please bless me so I can remember those that has helped me before. Amen.

  11. As you fulfill your promise over the carpenter's son God will bless you more & more. For remembering them shows you are a greatful person. Keep it up.

  12. As you fulfill your promise over the carpenter's son God will bless you more & more. For remembering them shows you are a greatful person. Keep it up.

  13. A simple and clear evidence that there is God, manifest in good people and that is the hope of humanity. Those of us out there, so much despaired by so much presence of evil in our world today, look up to this story and cheer up, be positive no matter what.

  14. A simple and clear evidence that there is God, manifest in good people and that is the hope of humanity. Those of us out there, so much despaired by so much presence of evil in our world today, look up to this story and cheer up, be positive no matter what.

  15. if all are like u an if all are like dis professor of carpentry….. den at least 70% of people will have been helped out in dis country an d world at large,….. God bless my brother

  16. if all are like u an if all are like dis professor of carpentry….. den at least 70% of people will have been helped out in dis country an d world at large,….. God bless my brother

  17. Thank you my brother is not an easy thing to remember 20 years friend just like that God will bless you as you fulfill your promise to the family thanks

  18. Thank you my brother is not an easy thing to remember 20 years friend just like that God will bless you as you fulfill your promise to the family thanks

  19. Thank you for the kind gesture you show to your old neighbor and the promise you make to sponsor the carpenter son whom the man is very brilliant. God will shower his blessings upon you in all your endeavors.Thats why it is good to be kind because no body knows tomorrow. Once again I say thank you.

  20. Thank you for the kind gesture you show to your old neighbor and the promise you make to sponsor the carpenter son whom the man is very brilliant. God will shower his blessings upon you in all your endeavors.Thats why it is good to be kind because no body knows tomorrow. Once again I say thank you.

  21. Nice one my brother. Good soul, the right medicine for the heart! Jehovah God will help you to fulfil your promise.

  22. Nice one my brother. Good soul, the right medicine for the heart! Jehovah God will help you to fulfil your promise.

  23. that's good of you God really lives in u am broken with this God shall continue to give u Ur heart desire for u have done a great thing is not easy bless up..

  24. that's good of you God really lives in u am broken with this God shall continue to give u Ur heart desire for u have done a great thing is not easy bless up..

  25. It is the Spirit of God in you that help you to remember the old Carpenter, not by power nor by might but by my Spirit say the Lord. May the Lord continue to bless you as you pay back by even visiting him, nice one.

  26. It is the Spirit of God in you that help you to remember the old Carpenter, not by power nor by might but by my Spirit say the Lord. May the Lord continue to bless you as you pay back by even visiting him, nice one.

  27. Am touched by this kind gesture n how I wish I can do same to my old neighbours n friends too. you shall not lack in Jesus Name, Amen.

  28. Am touched by this kind gesture n how I wish I can do same to my old neighbours n friends too. you shall not lack in Jesus Name, Amen.

  29. "To GOD Be The Glory" may God give you the strength and finicial backing to full fill your promise In JESUS Name……..amen.

  30. "To GOD Be The Glory" may God give you the strength and finicial backing to full fill your promise In JESUS Name……..amen.

  31. That was what Jesus called a good Sameritan. Other tribes in Nigeria always say that only Igbo man loves money and they hate it. One day I was praying that God gives dollars to only people that love it, and I ask dollar to run away to all that say they hated you. Do you know what? All that say they hated money began to beg me to reverse my prayer, and confessed that they love money more that Igbo man.

  32. That was what Jesus called a good Sameritan. Other tribes in Nigeria always say that only Igbo man loves money and they hate it. One day I was praying that God gives dollars to only people that love it, and I ask dollar to run away to all that say they hated you. Do you know what? All that say they hated money began to beg me to reverse my prayer, and confessed that they love money more that Igbo man.

  33. You did well brother, may Almighty God bless you. I personally say a very big thank you for at least remembering what the poor man did for you at his level then, may God bless you and provide more for you to fulfill the promise you made to the man in respect of training his son Amen. You will not lack in Jesus Mighty name Amen. Thanks brother.

  34. You did well brother, may Almighty God bless you. I personally say a very big thank you for at least remembering what the poor man did for you at his level then, may God bless you and provide more for you to fulfill the promise you made to the man in respect of training his son Amen. You will not lack in Jesus Mighty name Amen. Thanks brother.

  35. What ever goes around turns around, that is why it's good to do good, in doing that you might be securing your own future. It's a terrible lesson to those who don't want the poor or the less privilege to pass through them to get to their destination.

  36. What ever goes around turns around, that is why it's good to do good, in doing that you might be securing your own future. It's a terrible lesson to those who don't want the poor or the less privilege to pass through them to get to their destination.

  37. Really pleased with what you have done… God in his infinite mercy will never forget you too as you have remembered the old man for his good deed… May you be remembered for good…

  38. Really pleased with what you have done… God in his infinite mercy will never forget you too as you have remembered the old man for his good deed… May you be remembered for good…

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