The photo of Abdul, a Palestinian-Syrian refugee, selling pens on the streets of Beirut went viral this week. Gissur Simonarson shared the photo on Twitter and was so overwhelmed by the amount of people who wanted to help he set up a crowdfunding page to do just that. More than $50,000 was raised in less than 24 hours. The follow up pics are on the Twitter account @Buy_Pens.
LWDLIK - There are some awesome human beings out there. It's great to know someone cares. Happy to say I'm included and have contributed. Wish you all the best Abdul and family. That your first words were "I want to help other Syrians" touched my heart even deeper. God bless you all.