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Christmas comes early for young man with Kenyan roots living in the US – VIDEO – Nairobi News

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Lawrence had sent her an inspiring video describing how he feels inspired by the TV show host.

Celebrated American TV show host Ellen Degeneres on Monday surprised a young Kenyan man living in the US with a handsome cash toke for being kind.

The young man, identified as Lawrence got a pleasant surprise of Sh2.5 million to go towards his college education plus other supplies to help him through college.

Lawrence had sent her an inspiring video describing how she was his role model.

US GREEN CARD

In the video, Lawrence, who is a certified registered nurse working with the elderly, told the TV host how much he was inspired by what she does.

“I wish to see you because I love you… I love what you do, I love how you surprise people, I love how you give people chances,” said Lawrence.

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Lawrence won the US Green Card at the age of 19 and did not have it simple after he landed in the US.

“I lived in a neighborhood were people called me names because I had an accent and I wanted to go back home,” he added.

CULTURE SHOCK

He also narrated his struggles with culture shock and depressing moments as people made fun him.

But despite all the hardships he encounter at the beginning of his stay, he chose to keep going since he had a family to take care of back home.

He also revealed that he worked 16-hour shifts in his new health care job in order to send money back to Kenya for his siblings to be schooled.

His sister is in college and brother in high school.

Earlier this year, the celebrated show host and her wife vacationed in Nairobi in a stopover in their way to Rwanda for the wildlife fund’s first project.

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