8-year-old Daeyrs has spent much of his young life living in homeless shelters with other families after his mom lost her job.
All he wanted for Christmas in 2017, when the pair was finally accepted into a Michigan housing program, was a bed, and a kitchen table where he and his mother Dionna could eat together.
But, while they were finally in a home, Daeyrs slept and ate on the floor as there was no money to pay for furniture.
That’s when the Detroit based non-profit Humble Design stepped in to decorate their home for free.
When Daeyrs was told to cover his eyes before seeing his bedroom, he was overcome with emotion when he saw his very own bed and dresser inside the fully furnished home.
The boy can be seen in the video below looking around his new room in awe before breaking down in sobs.
“Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and grateful for everything I have,” Humble Design founder Tregar Strasberg said.
“He was so excited to have his own room, but also so overwhelmed by what having this really means for him after all he’s been through.”
In 2017, the organization aided more than 150 families in their transition out of homelessness and abuse shelters.
(WATCH the moment, and an interview on CNN, below)