Friday, December 18, 2015

Another response to Syrian refugees

 Just days after their wedding, Mohamad al-Noury and his bride Athar Farroukh had to flee bombings in their hometown in Syria. They honeymooned in a refugee camp before being resettled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They never had time to have wedding pictures taken. Hearing their story, CBC reporter Eman Bare offered to snap their photos in a few days.

A few days later, the couple went to a local hotel, expecting an impromptu wedding photo shoot, but thanks to social media their story had touched many hearts. One woman baked a wedding cake. Another donated a wedding dress for Athar and a suit for Mohamad. The hotel gave the party a banquet room. How did the refugees feel?

"We're blessed that we're in Saskatoon and we've seen a lot of great things and met a lot of great people, and it's a dream come true for us," said Athar, pictured above.

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