By Heliaina Hovitz for goodnewsnetwork.org
A young Turkish couple wanted to celebrate their wedding day by bringing happiness to some of the refugees who have fled Syria since the outbreak of the civil war four years ago.
Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, who married last week in a province near the Syrian border, pooled the money they got from friends and family and used it to host a party for thousands of strangers.
“I was shocked when Fethullah first told me about the idea but afterwards I was won over by it. It was such a wonderful experience. I’m happy that we had the opportunity to share our wedding meal with the people who are in real need,” Esra told i100.
The idea was first proposed by the groom’s father, Ali Üzümcüoğlu, who said he hopes others will follow their example and help feed their Syrian neighbors in need.
First reported at goodnewsnetwork.org
Instead Of Party, Couple Feeds 4000 On Their Wedding Day