All a former homeless 8-year-old Detroit boy named Daeyrs wanted for Christmas was a bed of his own — and because of a local charity, Daeyrs got his wish.
Daeyrs' reaction was caught on a video that's since gone viral. The YouTube video has received over 15,000 views since Monday.
The boy, who was living with his mother in homeless shelters after she lost her job as a nurse trainee, recently moved into state housing, where the pair slept on the floor with blowup mattresses and blankets.
Enter charity Humble Design.
A social worker who was handling Daeyrs' family case contacted the local nonprofit, who outfitted the entire home with donated furniture and décor from the charity's warehouse.
The video, which was filmed on Dec. 20, features Daeyrs' extremely emotional reaction when he was escorted into his room, which was newly decorated with furniture, toys, and more.
The Daily Mail on Wednesday reported that Treger Strasberg, the organization's founder, said, "They moved into this house but didn't have any furniture and were sleeping on the floor."
"We were referred to Daeyrs and his mother by a social worker, and our first order of business was to ask them exactly what they would like in their house to make it feel like a home," Strasberg said. "Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what's important in life and grateful for everything I have."
Strasberg added, "He was so excited to have his own room, but also so overwhelmed by what having this really means for him after all he's been through – to have a place to stay and just be a normal kid with no worries."
The organization shared the video Tuesday on its Facebook page, writing, "This Christmas, Daeyrs got more than he expected. After sleeping on the floor and being homeless for most of his life, he finally has a place to really call home and a bed of his own. He really showed us what matters in life and we can't wait to see what he'll become."
"Welcome home, Daeyrs," the post read.