Amazing Act Of Kindness On Their Special Day!
A Turkish couple chose to perform a remarkable act of kindness as part of their wedding. Instead of choosing to have a typical party that is all about the bride and groom, this couple enlisted their friends and chose to feed thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war in Syria.
Given today’s constant reminders of selfishness and indifference in the media, this act of kindness is the kind of selfless thinking that will be needed to ensure that future generations will be better off than today’s.
There are millions of refugees fleeing war zones such as Syria and hopefully, this couple’s act will lead to a snowball effect that continues to draw attention to the plight of the refugees and eventually brings about peace in their country.
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Newlyweds Skip Traditional Banquet to Feed Thousands of RefugeesWho says a wedding is all about the bride and groom?
After saying, “I do,” most newlyweds pose for pictures, toast with champagne, and sit down to a luxurious meal with family and friends. Instead of being wined and dined, one couple decided to serve meals to those in need.
Enlisting their friends to dole out dinner from food trucks, Turkish couple Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat celebrated their new life together by dining with 4,000 Syrian refugees. They didn’t just serve the guests—the couple used the money that would have been spent on a traditional banquet dinner to throw a party for a group, The Telegraph reports.
More than 4 million men, women, and children have left Syria since the civil war began in 2011, with 1.7 million refugees—half of which are children—living in Turkey, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHRC expects those figures to continue to rise, putting a great strain on already limited resources.
One night’s meal might sound like a drop in the bucket for a group in such desperate need of assistance, but the wedding couple’s act has already inspired their guests. Friends told the bride and groom that they hope to host similar events for future wedding celebrations.As for the newlyweds, they had a great time. “We started our journey to happiness with making others happy,” the groom told The Independent. “And that’s a great feeling.”
Article excerpt courtesy TakePart.com