Florida church flooded with calls after 15-year-old orphan asks for family to adopt him

October 18, 2013 / Written By The Five staff
Davion Only, 15, center, gets a hug after he got up to speak about himself, and how badly he wants a family, at the close of a Sunday service at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. (MELISSA LYTTLE/TAMPA BAY TIMES)

·         Feel Good Friday: Americans are some of the kindest and most loving people on earth.  An orphaned FL teen makes an appeal at a church to be adopted and now thousands of people want to give him a home.

Florida church flooded with calls after 15-year-old orphan asks for family to adopt him

The Florida church where an 15-year-old orphan pleaded for a family to adopt him has been "flooded" with phone calls.
 
"It has been just an awesome outpour," Cynthia Coney, a secretary at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, said. "We've been getting calls from as far as Utah and forwarding them to his adoption agency."
 
Two weeks ago, Davion Navar Henry Only, 15, dressed in a dark suit and borrowed tie, told the packed church that he was seeking a family to call his own. His requirements were simple.
 
"I'll take anyone," he said, according to The Tampa Bay Times. "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."

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