photo by Olena Varfolomeyeva/ Facebook
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, fulfilled the dream of 12-year-old Ivan from Cherkasy, whose father is still in the war. The boy made a wish to meet the commander-in-chief, and Zaluzhnyi agreed, Department of Social Policy of Cherkasy City Council reports.
The boy met with the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces thanks to the "Become Saint Nicholas" campaign. Ivan's mother, Olena Varfolomeyeva, said that she received a call from the Department of Social Policy a few weeks ago. Then, she was invited to participate in a campaign for her child.
"I didn't count on anything in particular. They suggested that my son write a wishlist. My child didn't ask for anything, except for dad to be found... And he also wrote that he dreams of meeting Valerii Zaluzhnyi. I handed over that letter as it is... I didn't interrupt my son," - Olena said.
Later, the woman received a call that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was inviting Ivan to a meeting and was waiting for him to deliver a gift from St. Nicholas.
"Valerii Zaluzhnyi hugged my son yesterday. He hugged him like a father would probably do. And one day, Ivan will definitely show this photo to his dad. Yes, his main dream is still ahead, but today happened what gave his son the most valuable thing - faith. The faith that everything is possible!" - the boy's mother wrote.
Antonina Kostyk, translated by Vitalii Holich
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