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The cute story behind this little boy that went viral

The internet just made another boy famous in less than a week.

The origin of the photo of this cute little boy that went viral, has been found, and his story is even more awesome.

If you've been on social media over the past few days, you've probably seen a photo of this boy.

Or even in different forms like this,

Or this one.


If there's anything we've learned, it is that when the internet finds a picture it loves, that photo shall be memed in every possible way.

But who exactly is the boy in the photo? Guess what? We found him.

Who is he and what was he doing?

His name is Jake Amo and he is 4 years old. In the photo, he is scribbling away at a local creative workshop held in his  village of Asempanaye, Koforidua, in Ghana. The workshop was organised by the US-based Ghanaian Artist, Solomon Adufah.

Solomon says about Jake on his Instagram:


“Everyone Say Hi to my buddy Jake. This was moments in Ghana during my Art workshop with the kids. Each kid received brand new set of crayons, pencil colors, pencils, toys and other wonderful goodies. The expressions on their faces were heartfelt. I appreciate you all for making this possible for the children and support my cause”.

He also said about Jake:

“Jake was one of the children I taught in Ghana. He was always gentle and quiet.. Ever present in class and was eager to learn everyday. That’s what I loved about all the children. Their enthusiasm and high spirit was refreshing and encouraged me to continue helping them,”

The photograph was taken by Carlos Cortes.

Since we don't want to carry last, we'll add our own caption to the photo.


When you reach EFCC's office and they ask you to write down the names of everybody you gave money to.

Now, send us your best captions!v


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