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If a photo of you goes viral, this is how it should end


How many of us remember the story of the two boys from Tranquility High School, Naiym Antoine and Jahheim Daniel, who came to the aid of a visually impaired elderly gentleman. This image was originally posted on June 18th 2015 on the Facebook Page of Faud Abu Bakr who was the driver of the vehicle that stopped to let the two boys help the gentleman cross the road. The post came at a time when there was more negative press about Trinidad and Tobago than positive and off course, it went viral. 

The two boys were hailed as heroes in their own right and being labelled as exemplars not only to other students but to the society at large. They were presented with medals a few days after the good deed in front of their school assembly from an alumni of the school, Mr. Richard Boothman. They made news for all the right reasons and their photos were on the front page of the popular newspapers.

It’s now about 8 months since the incident happened and their good deeds are still being rewarded. Yesterday (March 1st, 2016) another video surfaced this time coming from Mr. David Leader, a Trinidadian living in New York, who is a pilot by profession, former police office and the owner of Eagle Wings Aviation Mission. Mr. Leader read about the good deed and also found out that one of the boys, Naiym Antoine, was interested in becoming a pilot. He believes that one good turn deserves another and you can hear more about it in the video below originally posted on Mr. Leaders Facebook Page.



Posted by David Leader on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This is one of the few stories about the youths of Trinidad and Tobago that have gone viral with a positive outcome. The digital footprint of Naiym Antoine and Jahheim Daniel has been given a huge positive boost. Let’s hope they continue in this image and also hope that others can follow suit.


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