This viral trend is helping homeless Iranians keep warm
Spontaneous ‘Walls of Kindness’ have been popping up throughout Iran to help the country’s homeless brave through the cold harsh winter. The idea is pretty simple: people are encouraged to leave jackets and other warm items of clothing on the hooks and hangers installed on painted walls. The message reads: “If you don’t need it, leave it. If you need it, take it.”
According to BBC, the first of these popped up in the north-eastern city of Mashhad and its success has been widely shared on social media via #WallofKindness.
The sporadic act of charity is taking place during the Iran’s economic recession where official reports estimate about 15,000 homeless people, a third of them women.
“If your city doesn’t have one, getting one going is very easy,” wrote a popular Iranian comedian on Facebook. “All you need is a suitable wall, some paint and clothes hooks. And then just spread the word.”
(Feature Image via Twitter).