Saudi security officer’s act of kindness caught on camera

Frame grabs from a video showing a security officer lending his shoes to a pilgrim who lost her slippers at the Grand Mosque.
Updated 12 August 2018
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Saudi security officer’s act of kindness caught on camera

  • Viral video shows a security officer lending his shoes to a pilgrim who lost her slippers at the Grand Mosque

JEDDAH: The Arabic hashtag “Security guard takes his shoes off for an elderly woman” was trending in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
A video has gone viral showing a security guard in the Grand Mosque taking his shoes off and giving them to an elderly woman who was wearing slippers made of cardboard. The act of kindness was caught on camera and the video went viral on social media. People in the Kingdom expressed their joy and pride over the guard’s generosity and kindness toward a fellow human.
Tweeting in Arabic. @4n2qedasaCYsVAl said: “I repeated the video several times and each time, it effected me more. He did not hesitate, not even for a moment, he quickly took his shoes off to protect the woman from the hot asphalt, he did not think of his own feet. Saudis, how kind your hearts are, and how strong your faith in Allah is.”
“These are the ethics of our religion. Our security men have good in them, and they are the ones fit enough to serve the Grand Mosque’s guests (Pilgrims),” tweet Noura.

 


Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese vice premier

Updated 56 min 18 sec ago
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Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese vice premier

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng at the Great Hall of the People on Friday before attending a China-Saudi cooperation forum. 
The forum was followed by a ceremony to sign agreements including those on petroleum, the chemical industry, investment, renewable energy and anti-terrorism.
Saudi Arabia is one of China’s top crude oil suppliers and an important market for its exports. Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later on Friday.
The Crown Prince’s visit is the third leg of his Asia tour, which has taken him to India and Pakistan.