Even as war and xenophobia raged wildly all around them, a Turkish bride and groom decided they wanted their special day to be one remembered for a love beyond two people.

The couple got married in Kilis near the Syrian border, a province that has seen many Syrian refugees flood in due to the heinous civil war occurring for years there.

Inspired by the words of the groom's father,  Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat chose to invite 4,000 refugees to eat with them and celebrate for a day.

"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," 
- Esra Polat, bride

Even as war and xenophobia raged wildly all around them, a Turkish bride and groom decided they wanted their special day to be one remembered for a love beyond two people. Inspired by the words of the groom's father,  Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat chose to invite 4,000  Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate. The couple used the money received as gifts to arrange for trucks filled with food and personally stood and served the refugees.

With the aid of charity organization Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There?), trucks filled with food were arranged and the wedding guests including the bride and groom personally stood and served meals to the refugees.

The couple used the money they had received by family members as gifts for the wedding to help host the party for the refugees.

"Seeing the happiness in the eyes of the Syrian refugee children is just priceless. We started our journey to happiness with making others happy and that’s a great feeling," 
- Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu, bridegroom




"God willing, this will lead to others doing the same and giving food to our Syrian brothers and sisters." 
- Ali Üzümcüoğlu, father of the groom. 


Even as war and xenophobia raged wildly all around them, a Turkish bride and groom decided they wanted their special day to be one remembered for a love beyond two people. Inspired by the words of the groom's father,  Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat chose to invite 4,000  Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate. The couple used the money received as gifts to arrange for trucks filled with food and personally stood and served the refugees.

Author's note:

This is part of my #AtoZChallenge where I will be focusing on Real Life Heroes of Kindness and Compassion.
The list for this year's (2018) Heroes of Kindness can be found here.

Of course, I have been tracking these lovely human beings for years now and have found children as young as six years old and old women in their eighties from across the world who will restore your faith in humanity. You can find the entire list of Real-life Heroes of Kindness and Compassion here.

8 Comments

  1. A great act of kindness . Needs a very big heart . A very good theme you have chosen . Kudos to u . Will cum to your site again n again

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow!!! God bless this couple for they indeed shared their happiness in a very unique way by helping out so many in need.
    Hats off to you doc for bringing these tales daily!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A nice message for the organisers of big fat weddings who splurge so much on functions and waste a lot of food..Kudos to these couples for their big heart who used this opportunity for the benefit of mankind.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, what a way to begin their life together, by helping other people!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I read about this on FB a while ago and I felt so proud of the couple and their family. Weddings are anyway a waste of money, good deeds like these make it worthwhile.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! Food for 4000 people on their special day!! They are so generous and compassionate. Awe-inspiring indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Isn't that such a noble way to begin a journey in Life!? Spread love and smiles and kindness and watch it multiply!

    ReplyDelete

So what do you think ?