The old cliché “fake it till you make it” couldn’t be truer for a Kenyan girl who dreamt of visiting China and got her wish fulfilled after Photoshopping herself into pictures of several of the country’s famous landmarks.
Seve Gat wanted to go to China badly but couldn’t afford the trip. She decided to do the next best thing: put herself into photos of familiar Chinese locations such as the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven and then upload them on Facebook.
She even uploaded a picture of herself standing in front of a Kenya Airways plane with the caption, “I have left the country to China,” reported Shanghaiist.
Luckily for Gat, someone took notice. Kenyan entrepreneur Sam Gichuru saw her post on Facebook and immediately went out on his way to help Gat get to China.
“I like dreamers because I’m a dreamer and my weekend dream is your ticket to Hong Kong (or Beijing), China,” Gichuru wrote in a Facebook post. “If you were serious, I mean really serious, I have good news for you, get your passport ready because your dreams are about to come true.”
With Gichuru’s help, the young Kenyan dreamer will actually soon be traveling to China. The lucky girl thanked Gichuru for fulfilling her dreams and warned that someone else had opened a fake Facebook account bearing her name afterward.