Emma Thompson and Greg Wise(her husband) met Tindyebwa, known as Tindy for short, at a Refugee Council party in 2003, when he was 16 years old.
His father had died from AIDS when he was just nine and his mother and sister were listed as missing during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, having probably been abducted by soldiers.
Tindy was forced to serve as a child soldier, but charity Care International eventually
helped him flee to Britain, where he met his adoptive parents.
Emma and her husband adopted him discreetly without trying to get a lot of publicity over it. They cared and supported Tindy for many years and he is now a human rights lawyer. [x]