A video that is going viral on the internet shows a Nigerian guy sobbing in a market because he can’t afford food because of the severe economic difficulties he’s facing.
In the viral video, the Nigerian man is visibly emotional as he walks through the busy market. Tears flow down his face as he talks about his difficulty affording basic food items, especially rice, due to his limited funds.
The video went viral at a time Nigerians grapple with the high cost of living.
He could be heard asking for the prices of the food items. Realizing that he couldn’t afford to buy the food items with the money he had, he began to cry.
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He pleaded to the shop keeper for discount, stating that he needs to get food home to feed his children.
Despite his plea, the shopkeeper refused to offer him a discount, leaving the man to depart feeling disheartened.
The man’s tearful breakdown sheds light on the harsh realities faced by many Nigerians amidst economic challenges and soaring food prices.
Watch the video below:
As the video circulates on social media, people show empathy and support for the man by offering words of encouragement and solidarity.
Some reactions are shown below:
mechi_anndra said, “Skit or no skit,food stuff is actually expensive!!”
deroju21_official said, “2200 for Ibadan na 2500…if you still eat breakfast,lunch plus dinner be grateful”.
sweet_julie_whyte said, “This is painful. The inflation is at it’s peak. I no longer cook my favorites now, I cook the availability”.
sunday_agaga_40 said, “We are the problems of ourselves in Nigeria. Why would you even mention about stage. When you already know it’s what people are going through. And some politicians will read your comments seen stages every where and they will say among themself that most things on social media is stage. Why are we like this for God sake 😢😢😢”.