One Saudi man is feeding the homeless with a brilliant idea that spares them the “shame” of having to beg for food. The compassionate and selfless man, who prefers to remain anonymous, set up a refrigerator outside his home in Hail, Saudi Arabia, and asked his neighbors to donate their extra food to help feed the homeless.
The act of kindness has gained international attention through Twitter when religious scholar Shaikh Mohammad Al Araifi praised the generous act on his account. He is quoted as saying, “I’ve always said the people of Hail are generous. A man puts a fridge outside his house for leftover food; an indirect act of charity for the needy. Oh how I love you, Hail!”
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Not only is it thought to be an act of kindness but also an act of spirituality that could be adopted during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, beginning in June. “It is a great act of charity that can make many people happy and satisfied.There is the food factor, but there is also the spiritual dimension, especially during the sacred month when people engage deeply in acts of charity,” Bahraini national Salah told Gulf News.
We applaud this man for his selfless act of generosity and hope his compassion is emulated across the globe.
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