Meet the Somalian mother & son who have chosen to live on a bench for three years

A day in the life of a homeless by choice Somali Mother and son, who have lived on a bench outside Tooting Library, London, since 2014.

A Somalian mother and son have been living on a high street bench for three years after turning down two-bedroom flats in London.

Wandsworth Council has desperately tried to rehouse them and offered them two refurbished properties in Tooting, south west London, which typically cost £1,500 a month.

But the pair chose to remain on the bench despite last-ditch pleas from their family and members of the local Somalian community.

The mother and son have been surviving thanks to the generosity of locals who give them food and water outside Tooting Library.

It is so worth it to have open borders.