Selfless Newlywed Couple Spend Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Syrian Refugees

You have to read this! And I hope one or two of those multi-zillionaires mooring their outrageous yachts around the corner from us in Yalıkavak read it too:

Not all today's news is bad

Not all today’s news is bad

A bride and groom decided to shun their traditional wedding day feast by instead choosing to feed 4,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Selfless couple Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat were pictured in their wedding outfits sharing their big day with thousands who have fled the war-torn country. The pair got married in southern Turkish city, Kilis, and they donated their wedding feast to families who are struggling for food and living in poverty.

Ali Üzümcüoğlu, the father of the groom, came up with the idea after realising that the massive wedding feast for guests was “unnecessary”. He told i100: “I thought that sharing a big delicious dinner with our family and friends was unnecessary, knowing that there are so many people in need living next door.

“So I came up with this idea and shared it with my son. I’m very happy that he accepted it and they started their new happy journey with such a selfless action.”

Bride Esra was only too happy to go along with the plan and share her wedding with the starving refugees. She added: “I was shocked when Fethullah first told me about the idea but afterwards I was won over by it. It was such a wonderful experience. I’m happy that we had the opportunity to share our wedding meal with the people who are in real need.”

Four million people have fled Syria since the country descended into civil war, with half of those travelling to neighbouring Turkey.

Source: Yahoo News


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