Sunday, November 29, 2015

Syrian refugee pays it forward

Alex Assali fled Damascus in 2007. He had posted critical messages about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad online, and was a marked man. He lost everything and had to leave his family in Syria. Fortunately, he found safety and kindness in Germany, and now he's paying it forward.

                                                                                         Photo by Tabea Bu / Facebook
His motto is, "Give something back to the German people," and even though he does not have much, every Saturday he sets up outside Berlin's Alexanderplatz station to give out free hot meals to about 100 homeless Germans. His friend, Tabea Bu, posted this photo on Facebook. The image was also posted on Imgur and has been viewed 2.7 million times.

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