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NNPC donates ₦200k fuel voucher to housewife mocked on X for cooking for husband

A crowdfunding campaign for Deborah quickly soared past ₦2 million within days of her tweet about waking early to cook for her husband.

Deborah Loveth's experience continues to generate conversation and offer insights into the complexities of social media [X/@_Debbie_OA]

It all began with Deborah Loveth (@_Debbie_OA) sharing her early morning routine on Twitter, now known as X.

"I've always been too lazy to wake up and get his lunch ready. But the day he told me a colleague brought two spoons so he'll eat with her, was the day I set my alarm for 4:50 am," she posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

While many empathised with Deborah's hard work, others responded with mocking remarks, questioning the need for such an early start and suggesting she prioritise sleep. This negativity, however, was rapidly eclipsed by an overwhelming wave of support.

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A crowdfunding campaign quickly surpassed its initial goal of ₦100,000, soaring past ₦2 million within days.

Offers of household items, groceries, and even business opportunities poured in, demonstrating the power of online communities to mobilise positive change and foster solidarity. In a surprising twist, even the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joined the act of kindness on Saturday, January 6.

"Hello @_Debbie_OA, we love your amazing love story, and we would like to gift you a free ₦200,000 PMS voucher redeemable at any of our 900+ retail stations nationwide. This will ensure that Mummy Zee has #EnergyforToday and #EnergyforTomorrow. We have just followed you. Please check your DM. Best wishes," the agency tweeted.

While NNPC's motives have sparked discussion, with some interpreting it as a publicity stunt and others applauding their support, this unexpected corporate generosity adds another layer to Deborah's story.

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Her personal circumstances may be unique, but her story resonates with many Nigerian women and beyond. It serves as a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of women, the potential for positive change through online communities, and the unexpected turns life can take, even with a simple tweet.

As Deborah navigates the flood of support and grapples with newfound attention, her experience continues to generate conversation and offer insights into the complexities of social media, societal expectations, and the boundless power of human kindness.

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This article was mostly written by Bard, Google's artificial intelligence chatbot.

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