Daeyrs, from Detroit, Michigan, has spent most of his short life moving between homeless shelters after his mom Dionna lost her job and their house.
After several years of on and off homelessness, the trainee nurse and her young son were finally supplied with state housing.
But because of Dionna’s financial struggles, she was not able to properly furnish their new home with the pair settling for two camp chairs and a blow-up mattress.
This left resilient Daeyrs to sleep on a nest of blankets on the floor dreaming one day of having a bed of his own.
Daeyrs’ life-long hope became a reality, thanks to Treger Strasberg and her charity organization, Humble Design, who transformed their house.
Stepping through the front door, the pair’s mouths are left agape as their formerly threadbare living room now finds itself laden with furniture and decor.
Filmed on December 20, overwhelmed Daeyrs is told to cover his eyes before walking into his bedroom.
The eight-year-old beamed a smile of disbelief, as he looks out to see his first-ever bed, which is surrounded by chairs, cushions, toys and an art set.
With the delight soon turning to relief, self-proclaimed “man of the house” Daeyrs is quickly overcome with tears, crying into his mother’s arms.
Founder of the organization, Treger, said: “They moved into this house but didn’t have any furniture and were sleeping on the floor.
“We were referred to Daeyrs and his mother by a social worker, and our first order of business was to ask them exactly what they would like in their house to make it feel like a home.
“Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and grateful for everything I have.