This Four Year-Old Kenyan Boy Completing His Bucket List Will Break Your Heart (Video)


A heart-wrenching video of a 4 year-old Kenyan boy ticking off all the items on his bucket list shows what it’s like to be a child in a third-world country. The video, created by the clean-water organization, Water Is Life, revolves around a single defying statistic: Kenyan children have a 1 in 5 chance of dying before they reach age 5, primarily due to unsafe drinking water.

My name is Nkaitole, and one day I will be a Maasai warrior,” the 4 year-old says. “For now I take care of the animals.”

The two-minute video shows him completing his bucket list: riding on a boat, beating the fastest man in the world in a race, go-kart racing, flying on a plane, playing soccer in the national stadium, riding a tractor, taking a bubble bat, seeing the ocean, getting a massage, getting his first kiss, and riding in a hot air balloon.

The hashtag #5YearsToLive is inspired by the video.

The nonprofit is currently asking for funds to achieve its mission of getting safe water to children who need it.

And this isn’t the first well-made campaign video behind Water Is Life. Another shows third-world children reading out tweets created with the hashtag #FirstWorldProblems.