A young Cambodian vendor has captivated netizens around the world after his ability to speak over 10 languages and dialects was caught on film and shared on social media.
Facebook user Venus Gwc posted a short clip of the 10-year-old Khmer boy showing off his linguistic talent while trying to sell souvenirs in Cambodia.
“I cried and cried.” From the moment Angelina Jolie saw Maddox in a Cambodian Orphanage in 2001, she felt a burning need to be his mother.
After filming “Tomb Raider” in Cambodia, she fell in love with the country and visited several times with then-husband Billy Bob Thornton. It was during one of those trips that the pair met Maddox at an orphanage. “I didn’t feel a connection with any of [the children. Then they said] there’s one more baby.” She was led to a box suspended from the ceiling where Maddox was nestled. She laid eyes on him, and in that moment she lost control of her emotions and began sobbing, immediately feeling a deep connection with the infant. They applied to adopt him on the spot, returning to pick him up several months later.