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

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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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487 Comments
  • lTuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:26 am
    i like this text it was really cool
    • applemango
      applemangoSunday, December 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm
      That is good that he got to finish his bucket list...
      • msyuki
        msyukiSaturday, December 29, 2018 at 4:23 pm
        I'm speechless and I almost cried.
        • ajg16
          ajg16Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm
          Wow..
          • mircatWednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:14 am
            soo sad ): ): ): ): ): ):
            • 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 :(