Video Of The Week - Four-Year-Old Lives Out His Bucket List

By Meera Dolasia on August 12, 2013

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People normally start to think about ticking things off their 'bucket list' i.e. list of things they wish to do before they die, as they get older and believe that time is running out. However, Nkaitole was recently able to experience every single thing he has ever wished for (so far), at the tender age of four.

And if you think that the young lad's aspirations would be limited to a few simple things like visiting a toy shop or eating as much candy as he could, think again. The adorable Masai boy who prior to this had never stepped foot outside of his village in Amboseli, Kenya, had an extensive list that included an airplane ride, a visit to the coast to see the ocean, a game of soccer in a national stadium, a hot air balloon ride over the game reserve and even, a first kiss!

The good news is that the young boy is not sick or dying. The bad? He was picked for this project by New York-based advertisement agency DDB for a campaign for the 'Water is Life' organization, to depict the dire issues faced by children in third world countries like Kenya from lack of something we all take for granted - Clean water. According to the organization, one in five children that live in the rural areas of most third world regions, die before the age of five from water borne diseases. Hopefully, Nkaitole is not going to be part of that statistic and will live a life long enough to experience an entirely new bucket list - One that is equally fun!

Resources: Fastcoexist.com

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  • saim
    saimWednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    That is so sad
    • bottlecap
      bottlecapFriday, February 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
      It is sad, and I wish people were as lucky as us, but I am glad that he got all of the things off his bucket list.
      • 38775
        38775Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:39 am
        Kids these days
        • shahbfra0
          shahbfra0Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:02 am
          Thats sad
          • sandemad000
            sandemad000Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:55 am
            This is really sad I wish I could do something about this :(
            • ciaobella
              ciaobellaTuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:01 am
              I wish people wouldn't have to live like this!!! It's too sad to live like a homeless person/people. I feel bad.
              • grumpy-cat
                grumpy-catFriday, December 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                so so sad
                • ciaobella
                  ciaobellaTuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:57 am
                  It's sooooooooooooooooo sad Treedome! So sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • gkschnabel
                  gkschnabelWednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:14 am
                  why do people even have to live like this? I feel guilty here, well fed and typing this on a decent computer
                  • tummy
                    tummySunday, October 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm
                    So sad I think I'm going to cry.
                    • smartfox
                      smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:58 am
                      That's very sad

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