Great story you're telling about your friend.
Best of all is the way you describe the Jamaicans
Many of them living day-to-day. They are happy and cheerful and always excited for what's to come. Never are they down and hopeless for what may be ahead. They lead a life primed on happiness even if the times ahead may appear tough.
Many people in the world should have this attitude towards life despite the circumstances.
Have a gread day, Piotr.