Some people call him an ‘Angel Among People’. This is the story of a man, who has nothing, but a good heart. Thus, he manages to help a significant number of poor people, children, orphanages and churches.
Dobri Dobrev, 98-year-old Bulgarian WWII veteran, lost his hearing long time ago during the war. This, however, does not stop him to do what he does.
Each and every day he walks more than 10 kilometers from his village, in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. There he spends the entire day begging for money. He greets everyone, kisses their hands, reads their lips when they tell him something and with his children’s sparkling blue eyes wishes everyone good health and God’s grace. He is not a beggar, though. At least not one who begs for himself.
It was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected - over 40,000 Euros ($52 000) for the restoration of decaying Bulgarian churches, monasteries and the utility bills of orphanages, while living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 Euros ($103) and the kindness of others.
Just to know, in Bulgarian almost every name means something. ‘Dobro’ means ‘good’, so Dobri Dobrev pretty much translates to Good Goody.
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