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Viral video: Employee allows boy to use tablet in store to do homework

The 10-year-old student was filmed using a tablet in a store in Recife, Brazil to do research. And people were touched to learn that the child hadn't been kicked out of the store, but instead was invited inside by a store employee.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2019 12:56:34 pm
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A boy with no access to the internet was recently filmed doing his school homework in the story of a shopping mall, and the video is now going viral.

The 10-year-old student was filmed using a tablet in a store in Recife, Brazil to do research. And people were touched to learn that the child hadn’t been kicked out of the store, but instead was invited inside by a store employee. The boy was allowed to use the gadget and WiFi to finish his assignment.

The video – first shared on Imgur – went viral after it was shared on Twitter, where it got over six million views. Claiming it was “Humanity at its best”, the Twitter user who was among the first to share it, explained why the boy was using the gadget.

The student has been identified as Guilherme Santiago, a class V student at the Abílio Gomes Municipal School. The youngest of four brothers, Guilherme lives in a low-income locality where residents, and schools, lack facilities like internet.

“At the institution, 278 students study, but there are only 12 tablets for student use. In addition, the equipment only has internet when the school board releases, not to misuse the use,” Brazilian website G1 reported.

Initially, the eager student was working on a mobile phone, but the Samsung store employee spotted him, and asked him what he was doing. The student was then allowed to use the tablet in the store.

“I didn’t say anything, I was scared. The man [store clerk] asked what I was doing. It was a work about the Southern Region. It was worth 10 [minutes] and I took 10,” the boy told G1.

Santiago’s family had no idea about how he had completed his assignments, and only came to know after coming across the viral video. “He likes to study. He commented that he has been to the mall two or three times,” Aylla Martins, the boy’s sister, said.

After the clip went viral, Samsung donated two tablets to the boy.

“Everything is already right for his tablet and we will also assist in the insurance of the device against accidents,” Gustavo Duque, service manager of Nagem group and responsible for Shopping Recife’s Samsung store, told the NN1 website.

Many Brazilians also explained that the internet is quite expensive in the country and low-income families can’t afford tablets or computers. They also pointed out that public schools lack the funds to provide students with internet. A Twitter user’s thread explaining the situation in Brazil caught the attention of many:

Here’s how others reacted to the viral video:

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