In a bout of insomnia, i found myself web-surfing and i come across this story on facebook (via amebor.com). Basically, an 8 year old boy married a 60-something year old woman in an effort to appease their ancestors whom the family said came to them and said that the lil boy must get married.
Thankfully, this was just a wedding for show, not for real. As in, they didn't sign any documents and the lil boy will continue living with his parents and going to school and all that. But come on. Why even do all of this? And to top it off, the boy's family paid GBP500 to the bride and another GBP1000 for the wedding itself. GBP1500..and for what?
From the article, the lil boy doesn't seem to be effected by this whole thing one way or the other, which im thankful for. But i seriously don't understand why this was necessary.
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