Yesterday I went to give Abu Kayed his late rent. His son Mohammad came down to take the envelop. But Mohammad seemed very pale and sad. I asked him, what is wrong?
He told me: Do you swear you won’t tell anyone especially my parents?
I said: ofcourse, boyscout promise
He said: We don’t have food at home, nothing!
I said: don’t worry, it will be solved soon (stupid answer ofcourse)
I added: Just concentrate on your school (another stupid comment)
He said: But Baba can’t buy us copy books and books how will we study?
I couldn’t say anything!
I tod him: Don’t worry, I will get you some tomorrow, just don’t tell your dad.
Mohammad walked away with his head down!
Gosh, how can I sleep tonight? I know Kids don’t lie.
Today, I went to Carrefour, bought 5 books, 5 copybooks, 5 pencil cases, crayons, pencils, colors, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, coloring books, box of clay and 5 choclate bars.
Passed by Abu Kayed home, gave the gifts and 65JDs (the only thing I had) hoping that they soon can have some chicken and meat for a change.
5 minutes later, Mohammad, Abed and Omran, the youngest called to thank me. I don’t want anyone to thank me. But I know I can sleep tonight knowing that there are 5 happy kids going to bed with a full stomach!
Experience it and you will know what I mean
(Note: picture with Mohammad was taken last summer when I first met the family)