Social media is responsible for bringing about incredible acts of kindness this month in Saudi Arabia. In fact, according to Aljazeera, one hashtag was tweeted more than 200,000 times in one day and led to crowds of people visiting a disabled man in the King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh.
Ibrahim Deen Mohammed, an Afghan-born man, had been in a car accident resulting in quadriplegia and been feeling very lonely with decreased visits from his family over the last year and a half. He tweeted about his loneliness earlier this month, resulting in a Twitter-storm of retweets and the creation of the hashtag #VisitIbrahim, which led to hundreds of people lining up to visit him in the hospital. And on top of that, donations began to pour in, funding for Ibrahim to travel to Germany for more treatment.
Here are some of the tweets showing the visitors Ibrahim received:
— EmanAlNafjanأم شادن (@Saudiwoman) May 11, 2014
— ابراهيم (@glaad2007) May 11, 2014
— ابراهيم (@glaad2007) May 12, 2014
— bader (بدر ) (@bador1399) May 12, 2014
— McDonald's Arabia (@McDonaldsArabia) May 11, 2014
It’s nice to see examples of people in other countries using Twitter to do good deeds.