HA ha! This crazy Honduran boy had everybody thinking his
life was SOOOO REALLY HORRIBLE! When, in fact, it was only
just kinda really horrible, now everybody wants him to give
back his rollerblades and ice cream. Gee Wiz, those crazy
third-world kids! What'll they think of next?
So, here's the scoop: 13-year-old Honduran boy shows up in a Miami dinner
claiming to have walked and hitchhiked all the way from Honduras to find his
long lost father in New York. Supposedly his whole family was wiped out in
Hurricane Mitch and his father is his only hope! This nice folks at the dinner
all chip in 109 bucks to buythe kid a bus ticket and off he goes to the big
apple, where he becomes an overnight celebrity. He gets his photo taken with
important people, he's in all the newspapers, he gets new clothes,
rollerblades, and free food from cops, taxi drivers, and politicians. BUT IT
WAS ALL A BIG FAT LIE!
Now everyone's feeling all hurt and used and stuff because, while they thought
he was worthy of their love, attention, and gifts becuase of the HORRIBLE
HARDSHIPS he had survived. It turns out ALL he's had to REALLY deal with is his
father dying from AIDS, being shipped back and forth between realtives in
Honduras and various parts of Florida (the article sorta mentions that his
mother lives in the industrial town of Choloma, but has had nothing to do with
raising "the boy," so you see, he's not really an orphan), and the fact
that his grandmother plans to send him to reform school as soon as she gets him
back. Oh, and the part of Honduras he lived in "was not seriously affected by
the hurricane, which devastated much of the country." -- so you see, this boy is
just a BAD SEED who tried to abuse the KINDNESS of strangers. POOR, POOR Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani!! While he ever learn to TRUST a CHILD AGAIN?!
Oh, and the stuck the kid in some foster home until this all gets sorted
out...in case you cared, at all, which you shouldn't cause they're all lying
and just trying to get you to buy them food and stuff...