This is good news for Davion Only who has spent his entire life in various orphan homes. This Christmas will be different from any other because for the first time he will be spending Christmas with a family. His prospective adoptive parents are planning to take the teen away during the holiday for his first vacation.
Only made headlines and touched millions of hearts around the world last October when he pleaded for a family inside the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. (Watch video above).
Only told the packed church that he was seeking a family to call his own. He said:
"I'll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."
The Tampa Bay Times first reported the teen's situation. He was born while his mother was in jail and has never had a permanent home. When the boy tried to find his biological mother, he didn't find her. Instead he found her obituary. She had died a few weeks earlier.
After Only made his appeal in the church last October, he requested to speak on behalf of all homeless Florida teenagers seeking a family. Florida Governor Rick Scott honored that request. During his speech, Only said:
"Even though I'm going through an adoption process right now at the moment, I still hope that other kids in foster care get the benefit that I'm going to have to be adopted and to have somewhere to call home and to have a bed to call theirs."
We are excited about Only having a home for the holidays, but there are 610,042 homeless people in the U.S. Of that number 138,149 of them are children. Only was in one of the three states with the highest rates for homeless children. Besides Florida, California and Texas are also on the list.
In case you missed the teen's plea that went viral, watch the video above.