Photo sent by J.-P. Fournet

Twibber Stories France14. August 2020

2020: Hope Behind the Dark Clouds

For many years I have been doing business with the Middle East, so I know a lot of people from Lebanon. How big the shock was to learn about the destruction of the capital Beirut by the explosion in the harbor: 300,000 lost their homes, so many dead and injured.

Like most people I was very quick to say: “Oh, this year!”. But for the past few days I saw the other side of the bad news: In almost every social media group I saw appeals to help the people in Lebanon – and not only from Lebanese, from all kinds of people.

Very few posts looked professional, some were just addressing the neighborhood or close friends like this one: “Come to my garage and bring anything that helps. I will ship all to Beirut”, wrote one contact. A few hours later his garage was stacked with food and cloths (see picture).

Hopefully a lot of this help does arrive and makes the fate of the people a bit better. For me it proved, that even if this year is full of bad news, there is always the good nature of people rising right behind it.

TWIB SENT BY:
Jean-Pierre Fournet, 53, Paris, France
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