Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2013

[PHOTO AND VIDEO] Meet Abiola Ogungbenle,The Nigerian Who Witnessed His First Snowfall..And His Reaction Was Incredible

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One man’s traffic inconvenience is another man’s treasure.

In August 2013, Abiola Ogungbenle, 25, moved from Nigeria to Hanover, Pa., to be with his wife, and has been anxiously awaiting his first winter snowfall ever since.

On December 8, Joseph Fryer, Ogungbenle’s housemate and owner of photography business, The Digital Lightbox, was on his way outside to take pictures when he saw the Nigerian native completely overwhelmed with joy.

“It was like a child seeing snow for the first time,” Fryer told The Huffington Post. “You could see the excitement on his face.”

Ogungbenle asked Fryer to take a photograph of him so that he could send it back to his family in Nigeria. Fryer’s friend then posted the photo to Reddit and from there it went viral.

After about 30 minutes of playing in the snow and making snow angels, Ogungbenle yelled out to Fryer, “Oh man, it’s cold!”

“To meet somebody from a whole other country who has never seen snow at all except for on the TV and then seeing him experience it, really warmed my heart,”Fryer told FOX 43. “Seeing people enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed taking it, as much as Abiola enjoyed seeing the snow, and experiencing it for the first time, it’s just really nice.”

 

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