A Bangladeshi cleaner working in Saudi Arabia was ridiculed online after being photographed staring into a jeweler’s window, but now it’s going viral for the best reason.
Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim, 65, who works in Riyadh, was snapped by a stranger who shared the photo online, writing: “This man deserves to only look at rubbish.”
People around the world were shocked by the tweet, and another Twitter account, run by Abdullah Al-Qahtani, set out to find the Bangaldeshi cleaner.
They tracked him down using the reflection of the shop window in the photo, and Karim, who earns $187 a month, said he had no idea the photo was taken.
And now Karim has been sent hundreds of gifts from well-wishers all around the world.
“I was just doing my job as a cleaner in the municipality and found myself in front of the gold shop. I am very happy about the gifts and thankful,” he said.