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An Anonymous Guy Installs A 'Charity Fridge' Outside His House For The Needy

A man in the Saudi city of Hail has put a fridge outside his house and called on neighbours to fill it with food for the needy, it seems.

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A man living in the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, came up with an idea to feed needy people in his neighbourhood while sparing them the "shame" of begging

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The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, installed a refrigerator on the street in front of his house and invited neighbors to donate their extra food, so that hungry people could come and eat.

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The idea gained international attention after religious scholar Shaikh Mohammad Al Araifi praised the act of charity on his Twitter account with a picture of the fridge

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The story took off after leading Saudi Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohamad al-Arefe tweeted his approval: "I've always said the people of Hail are generous. A man puts a fridge outside his house for leftover food; an indirect act of charity for the needy. Oh how I love you, Hail!"

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Sheikh al-Arefe has 8.6 million followers on Twitter and his remark was retweeted more than 6,500 times.

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Writing under the moniker of “Sniper”, a Twitter user applauded the "simple, but far-reaching idea" with many calling on others to put out more such fridges

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“That is exactly what we needed: A simple, but bright idea that goes a long way in helping people,” Sniper posted. “The idea should now be adopted and all large mosques in the country should place fridges to take and distribute food,” he said.

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Another blogger, Abdul Rahman, went further by suggesting “the smart idea should be applied in front of all houses.” “It is the best way to ensure that all people have access to food,” he said.

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Another commentator said that the food placed in the fridge does not have to be leftovers. “The idea should be to develop the concept so that all kinds of food can be placed, even freshly cooked,” he said.

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Salah, a Bahraini national, said that the idea should be implemented in Bahrain as the fasting month of Ramadan is about to start in the summer

“It is a great act of charity that can make many people happy and satisfied,” he said. “There is the food factor, but there is also the spiritual dimension, especially during the sacred month when people engage deeply in acts of charily,” he said.

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Ramadan, the month during which Muslim adults abstain from food, drink and sex from sunrise until sunset to test their patience, is expected to start on June 28.

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