Even as I touched him gently and put my arms around him, he continued to sob with a steady line of tears flowing down his innocent cheeks!
His mother had come to see him with his sister. It was vacation time and he wanted to go ‘ home’. It did not matter to him even if he didn’t have a proper home to be their own. His home was the shack where his grandparents lived. His father had abandoned them . All that he wanted was to spend some time with his mother and enjoy his freedom from routine!
Finally, his sobbing had its effect and the mother agreed to take him home for two days! She knew what was the best for him and his older sibling who was with us. She could not afford to take care of her three children with no steady income and proper shelter!