A Syrian master tailor who does not speak a word of English turned out to be a hero in one Canadian wedding. Ibrahim Halil Dudu, did a heroic act by fixing the bride’s zipper which got broken during the ceremony.
Lindsay Coulterm, the event photographer, was doing her job when the zipper broke wide open and couldn’t be patched up. No one in the wedding knew what to do so they started asking the neighbors for help since it was already too late to get a new dress. One of the bridesmaid who was sent out to look for help came back with a Syrian refugee. Ibrahim Halil Dudu was being sponsored by one of the neighbors and was a master tailor in his country of Syria.
The bridesmaids were frantically trying to fix the broken wedding dress when they heard a knock on the door. They then saw the Ibrahim with his son carrying a sewing kit and was ready to help with the dress. On her Facebook post, Lindsay said that she went out to take photos of the groomsmen, then came back to see the tailor putting his final stitches to the already fixed dress.
The father and son who just moved to Canada four days ago don’t know a word of English, but communicates to people using body language. The family of the bride and groom were Chinese and did not also speak English too much. Lindsay said that it was very nice to see everyone communicate by using gestures. The bride’s family was bowing to show Ibrahim how thankful they were for his help. Ibrahim also used body gestures to tell the family and the media that he was happy to help.
Dudu, who has more than 30 years of experience in tailoring, lived in Aleppo in the country of Syria. He said that the bride touched his heart because she was so excited for her wedding. He also said he liked helping Canadian people from his heart.
This heartwarming story by Dudu and Coulter touched many people from all over the world through Coulter’s Facebook post. There are more than 500,000 people who viewed the post and thousands of people are commenting about how proud they are to be Canadians. Meanwhile, people from other countries are saying that they should take in more refugees just like Canada did.
In light of this event, Master tailor Dudu has been receiving multiple job offers says Coulter. However, before he starts working for any company, Dudu wants to learn English first. He said this is one of his new goals in life since moving to Canada four days ago with his son.
This story may look simple, but it says a lot about how people are here on earth to help one another. Canada helped Syrian people by opening their gates and taking in refugees. In turn, these refugees will help Canadian people build a better nation through their hopes and dreams.