A video of a Charlotte teen celebrating his first birthday in America is quickly going viral on social media.
Jamie Walker, Abraham Walker’s mom, posted the heartwarming moment on her Facebook page hoping to share some of the joy she felt with the rest of the world.
“It’s been crazy, totally unexpected,” Jamie Walker said of the viral video. “We have been trying to film as much of their firsts as we can since they’ve arrived.”
Abraham, and his older brother James, were adopted by the Walker family at the end of October 2021. Their father, Joe Walker, took a trip down to Sierra Leone with his friend who started an orphanage there.
“It was their 10-year anniversary. And I wanted to go play with the kids. I wanted to see what was all about,” Joe Walker said.
While over in Sierra Leone, Joe Walker said he played a lot of soccer and read a lot of books with the local kids. That’s where he first met James.
“James and I formed a really close bond,” Joe Walker said. The Walker family began sponsoring James and was able to Skype with him every month.
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SOURCE: WCNC Charlotte, Meilin Tompkins