When we lived in Helsinki, my dear partner had this group of friends in the gym. One of them was Rami, a Syrian-Finnish good man. Yesterday I learned that Rami had left his relatively comfortable and quiet middle-class life in middle-class Helsinki to fight for his cause in the Syrian civil war. Nobody recruited him, he started his own commando. In the past years and still today, Rami is risking his life to smuggle toys for children. Toys donated in Finland, transported to Turkey, and then carried through one of the most dangerous borders that humans stupidly keep nowadays.
As a father of two children who have got all the toys they wanted and more in the past holiday, I feel deeply humbled by Rami’s example and the reality he shows to us. The least I can say is Thank You.
Please watch by yourselves: