The adoption agency handling the case of a Florida orphan whose church plea for a family to "love me until I die" has garnered national attention has been inundated with inquiries about him and offers to adopt him.
"We have received a tremendous response from Davion's story!" Eckerd posted on their Facebook page today.
The agency has created a call center "to respond to each and every call" about 15-year-old Davion Navar Henry Only.
"We ask that folks be patient, we are incredibly grateful for the outcry of interest in Davion and we will get back to everyone as soon as we can," they wrote. "We are nearing 1,000 inquiries already! #secondchances"
The agency has been so overwhelmed with calls that its voicemail has been filled to capacity, which has some people reporting problems. They are assuring people that the call center is working hard to respond to every call and message.
Only, 15, has been in foster care his whole life, but has never had a family. On a recent Sunday, he stood in front of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and made a public plea for a family.
"I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."
The plea has garnered national attention that Davion hopes will help him finally find a family.
There has been an outpouring of support online for Davion, including on Facebook, Twitter and ABCNews.com.
"We live in NY, but my husband just called the agency. We are waiting for a call back from them," reader Denise Aponte Smith Kline wrote in the comments section of the ABCNews.com story. "We are foster parents and we have had 13 children come through our doors over the last 5-6 years. All of them so very special."
"We would be willing to adopt Davion if there isn't another family, locally in his county, who doesn't come forward," Kline wrote. "Trusting the Lord to work this all out in Davion's favor. No child should have to ever make a plea like that."
"Wow. I hope this kid finds a loving home," another reader wrote. "It breaks my heart that so many children grow up in foster care. And when people adopt, they want babies or toddlers, not older kids or teens. Those kids deserve just as much love! Davion, I wish you the absolute best in life!!!"
"If you can, reach out and get me and love me until I die," Davion told ABC News. "I'm praying and still hoping. I know God hasn't given up and I'm not either."
Davion wants a bed to call his own and to be able to participate in school sports and clubs without having to move all the time when he changes foster homes.
He hopes his story will raise awareness for all foster children.
"I just want people to know that it's hard to be a foster kid. People sometimes don't know how hard it is and how much we try to do good."
When asked what it would mean to finally have a family, Davion said, "It will make me have more courage and it will make me look brighter and feel better in general."
"It's not really cool not to have anybody," he said. "I'm pretty happy and excited that people are calling and asking to talk to me and possibly be my family."