Two Kenyan children are being well taken care of since being abandoned by their mother several years ago – by a dog!
7-year-old David Mbogo and 6-year-old Mary Wanjiku were abandoned by their birth mother, who is addicted to chang’aa, a deadly alcoholic drink often spiked with jet fuel or embalming fluid. While the childrens’ Grandmother, Susan Wanjiku, does her best to care for her grandchildren in their tiny village of Kirigu, Kenya, it’s a neighborhood dog that has stepped up to the plate.
Oscar the dog walks the children to school every morning, then waits patiently for school to end so he can walk them home. The children are never out of this dedicated dog’s sight. He’s even helped them find their way home when they were lost.
Because of Oscar, the children, whose grandmother struggles to care for them along with 5 other grandchildren in the poverty stricken village, are getting an education, their best chance at leading a better life, at not following in their drug-addicted mother’s footsteps.
In the video below, while you may not understand what is being said, the language of love is universal, and Oscar speaks it.