Emma Thompson & Adopted Son Tindyebwa Agaba

British actress Emma Thompson posed with her adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba at Nelson Mandela’s birthday tribute last night. It is the first time the actress has appeared in public with the 20-year-old since she unofficially adopted him in 2003.

Emma, 49, unofficially adopted Tindy, as the actress calls him, in 2003 when he was 16 after meeting him at a Christmas party in London held by the Refugee Council. He had had a hard life in Rwanda as a child soldier. He was sleeping rough in Trafalgar Square, London when Emma and husband Greg Wise invited him to spend Christmas Day with them. He has lived at their home in Hampstead ever since and they have paid for his university education.

Emma and husband Greg are also parents to their own biological daughter Gaia Romilly, who was born in 1999.

Source: This is London

Photo: REX

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  • Maria

    Such a great couple! And the boy is amazing, just imagine going through all this!

  • Cm

    how great is it that they adopted an older child, not many are willing do so. I dont even know if i would. i greatly admire her for this

  • Pencils

    I’ve always admired Emma Thompson, now I admire her even more. What a wonderful thing to do, to take a stranger into her home and welcome him into her family. He must be a remarkable young man.

  • Melana

    He looks like a nice young man. It’s sad when I think of all the orphans around the world who have no parents and struggle every day to survive.

  • Wow, what a wonderful story. They both look very happy! 🙂

  • Jack

    That’s so heart warming! fantastic 🙂

  • Now this is a story worth reading. Emma….you are the best! He looks very happy and blessed. Keep up the great work in school Tindy (for short) will continue to pray for you Emma and your family

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