A Nigerian man has taken to Twitter to share a story of his friend who died from a stroke after ‘’slaving for his family and kept giving” even after a divorce that forced him to be separated from his wife and kids.
@Yinkanubi revealed that his friend had a stroke 3 years ago which affected his earnings and mobility, but he kept going as he had no family to help him.
He further disclosed that the deceased would always agonize about his family and how even in his medical state, he was unable to have access to his children. The Twitter user added that his late friend was an unhappy man and this brought about bouts of anger that made people avoid conversations with him.
Read the tweets below…………
“I was just informed of the death of a friend. His story is that of a man who slaved for his family, and kept giving even after a divorce forced him to be separated from his wife & kids. 3yrs ago he had a stroke which affected his mobility & earning capacity. Yet, he kept on going.
“He needed support round the clock and therapy too. But there was no family around to help. Sometimes in the evenings, I would sit with him to keep him company. He would agonize about his family and how even in his medical state, he his unable to have access to his children.
“He was an unhappy man and this brought about bouts of anger that made people avoid conversations with him. But I understood him and I was one of a few that could calm him down. He was a lonely man who needed the love and warmth of his family at his most vulnerable time.
“Now I am wondering if he ever got to reconnect with his kids before he died. I am also wondering what will happen to the properties he worked hard to acquire while he was alive. Life is brittle. Learn to value what is really important over what is ephemeral.
“Rest in peace my brother. I will cherish your friendship and our conversations. If the opportunity presents itself, I will share with your children how much you loved them and agonized over them. I will let them know their dad was a hard working man who Stroke couldn’t keep down.”