- An emotional video of a young boy trying to swim to a better life has captured the hearts of people online and showcases the desperate measure people are resorting to to escape strife
- To make it past a border in Spain, the kid made a wrenching attempt to reach a place of safety across the border of Spain
- Many who reacted to the video said at least the swimmer put some of the plastic causing environmental hazards to good use
A desperate migrant boy has employed the use of waste plastic bottles to keep himself afloat in the water as he tried to beat security.
In a short video shared by Sky News on Instagram, the boy formed a ring of bottles around his waist as he swam fiercely.
When the camera caught his face, he had a pleading look as he stretched out his hands. The same media gathers that he was trying to reach the Spanish enclave called Ceuta.
Within one hour that the video went live, it has gathered over 83,000 views and many comments on the platform.
Watch the video below:
Briefly News compiled some of the reactions below:
"Better acting than anything Will Smith has ever done."
"OMG thank God is alive."
"I have mad respect for him."
"See all that plastic in the ocean is being used for good. It’s not all bad. Plastic helping save lives one migrant at a time."
"So sad to see all this hurt in the world."
"He just wants to feel safe, give him a place to stay."
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a beautiful building that attested to the power of recycling got many social media users talking.
Posting about the house, the Danish embassy in Ghana said the building is the country's first house made from plastic waste.
A man named Danida Nelson Boateng applied to the organisation and his workers were trained. The fine house was made from 13 000 kilograms of plastic that were cast into bricks.
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