[Nuzroul Abdul Karim with one of many gold jewelry items gifted by Saudis. (Okaz photo)]
Riyadh: A social media user posted with a sarcastic comments the photograph of a Bangladeshi street cleaner inside a gold jewllery shop little realizing that his unkind move will end as belssings for the poor chap he is poking fun at.
According to a report published by Saudi Gazette, the man, Nuzroul Abdul Karim from Bangladesh, was photographed looking at gold on display at a jewelry shop.
A social media user mocked him and uploaded the photo, captioned: “This is as far as you can go. You can only look at the garbage.”
Saudis were hurt by the unkind comment.
A businessman with the Twitter handle @ensaneyat began a campaign to look for Abdul Karim.
He sent out a tweet which was retweeted 6000 times and in about three hours the Bangladeshi cleaner was finally located.
Abdul Karim received six expensive gold jewelry items and seven mobile phones in addition to cash as gifts from Saudis.
He said he had no knowledge of what was happening on social media until some of his colleagues told him about it.
He said he would give the jewelry and the mobile phones to his wife and four children (three boys and a girl).
Abdul Karim was extremely moved by the support of the Saudis. He said he would take permission from his company to go to Makkah to perform Umrah to thank Allah for His bounties and also to appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Saudi people, Saudi Gazette noted in its report.
Citizens said that the person who uploaded Abdul Karim’s photo with racist comment did not represent Saudis who are known for their kindness and generosity.