In 2017, a Bangladeshi cleaner was presented with a gold jewelry set and thousands of Saudi Riyals after he was mocked on social media when a picture of him staring at gold in a jewelry shop went viral.
The story began when an Instagram user teased the cleaner by sharing the photo with the title, “he looks as though he is looking at waste“. The statement encouraged other users who start supporting the cleaner on social media.
Abdullah Al Qahtani, a Saudi national managed to find the cleaner to present him with his gifts.
The cleaner’s name was Nuzro ul Abdul Karim, and his pay was SR 700. Al Qahtani said that he received so many phone calls and messages in response to his message to find the man.
The location of the cleaner was recognized from the mirror image of the shop glass observable in the picture by Twitter users. When Al Qahtani published a new picture of the cleaner, people started inquiring about a way to get in contact with him.
Al Qahtani said that the cleaner received gold sets, cash, iPhone, a two-way ticket to his home country, and a Samsung Galaxy phone.
In addition, a rice company wanted to donate rice bags and honey to Abdul Karim. Further, he said more cash is being gifted to him without detailing the amount.
65 years old, Abdul Karim talked to the reporter of a news channel that he was pleased with the gifts and very thankful. He further described that he was working as a cleaner and found himself in front of the gold shop. He saw a flashlight, but he did not know what that was.
But later, he learned that his picture was taken and posted on social media. Qahtani explained to him that he is a very hard-working man. Abdul Karim is kind-hearted. He also looks after the kittens on the street where he works.