Patrick Simon, a Nigerian octogenarian who makes wooden saving boxes, has been gifted the sum of N250,000.


Osita Popcorn, founder of Dream Machine Nigeria, a nonprofit organisation, recently shared a video of himself buying one of the boxes from the 89-year-old man.

In the touching clip, Simon said he was inspired to make the boxes to promote saving culture and address excessive bank charges experienced by people during withdrawals.

“It is a saving box. Many people pay charges when they try to withdraw money from their banks, but with this, you do not have to pay anything. I made the boxes myself and each of them costs N500. I am now 89 years old. Next year, I will be 90,” he said.


Osita, in a post accompanying the clip, called on people to support the octogenarian financially.

In a follow-up video, the humanitarian and social media influencer announced the N250,000 donation to the man.

Simon, moved to tears by the gesture, was seen expressing his excitement in the clip while praying for the people who took part in the donation.


In the footage, a man believed to be Simon’s neighbour revealed that the octogenarian lives alone with no wife or child.

“He (Simon) has no child, he has no wife, he lives alone. The owner of this house is his younger brother. The man (Simon’s younger brother) died a long time ago. He (Simon) cooks for himself. He goes to the farm by himself. For the past one week, he has been praying at night,” the man said.

Reacting to the man’s remark, the ecstatic octogenarian quipped: “Suffering must come to end”.

Watch the video below:



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