As the holy month of Ramadan started last week and was welcomed by Muslims around the world, those who observe it and fast in non-Muslim majority countries know how it is challenging and hard to fast far from home and family for many reasons.
Yet, stories of kind gestures brought up by friends of other faiths helping their Muslim friends to get through this month are rarely talked about.
One user named @hemantbuch went to Twitter to tell what happened with his fasting Muslim friend was in a hotel in Dublin and asked for a suhoor meal - the post-midnight meal in Ramadan taken before the dawn break.
The man was told to go down to the Buffet at 2:30 am and to his surprise find a whole breakfast buffet prepared for him.
A muslim colleague asked our hotel if they could give him a snack before he began his fast. They said ok, please come down at 2.30 am. When he went, he found a FULL BUFFET BREAKFAST laid out. The hotel said it was rhe least they could do. @Accorhotels be proud of Ibis Dublin— Hemant (@hemantbuch) May 9, 2019
This heartwarming story comes at a time when the internet rarely talks about stories of kind gestures between people of different faiths. Much of what there is online is all about wars and hate.
This tweet soon gone viral to receive more than 100K retweets and likes.
Some expressed their respect and admiration for the hotel that shows such interest in providing the best service to their customers.
Respect!!! People like that deserve recognition especially in this day n age— Mo Naaaà (@MoNasee95626163) May 11, 2019
Meanwhile, other Twitter users have chanced upon the story and began sharing their anecdotes in which they were shown good human gestures during Ramadan by their non-Muslim friends.
"During last three Ramzans I stayed for few days in Sheraton Grand Taipei Taiwan, InterContinental Bangkok and Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto. All of these hotels served me Sehri brakfast of my choice at midnight in my room without any extra charge."
During last three Ramzans I stayed for few days in Sheraton Grand Taipei Taiwan, InterContinental Bangkok and Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto. All of these hotels served me Sehri brakfast of my choice at midnight in my room without any extra charge.— Optimistic_Engineer (@ShahidSiddhu) May 10, 2019
Same kind of Ramadan love and respect at @TajHotels lands end - my mother stayed during Ramadan last year and they were kind enough to look after her for sehri and iftaar. They’ve now got a customer for life. Thank you— Adnan Dawood (@adnandawood) May 11, 2019
Coastlands The Ridge did the same thing for my colleague last year,and even brought it up to her room— Mayibuye Cebekhulu (@Mayibuyec) May 12, 2019
I’ve just experienced something not a buffet but food prepared for sehri. I thought this was a wonderful gift @HolidayInn thank you so much— Kashif Ahmed (@Brownbear_Scot) May 12, 2019
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