Kind stranger pays for Muslim family’s meal on Christmas day

  • A Muslim family was surprised after a stranger paid for their dinner at a restaurant in Georgia
  • They never get to know the Good Samaritan but thanked him via a Facebook post
  • The post has since been widely shared on social media

Screenshot of Mohamed's post

When Eslam Mohamed and his family walked into an Olive Garden restaurant in Augusta, Georgia on Christmas Eve, getting their bill paid by a stranger is the least they expected.

Mohamed shared his heartwarming experience on Facebook and his post has since gone viral.

“Yesterday i went to Olive Garden restaurant to have dinner with nice families. We were a group of 7 adults and 5 children,” he wrote in a post dated December 25.

“Everyone in the restaurant was knowing that we were Arabs Muslims on the table coz of the language and the ladies were having scarves over their head (Hijab),” Mohamed recalled.

He said they asked the restaurant for the receipt after finishing the dinner but was surprised that someone has already paid for the bill.

“Yes, someone paid for us and wrote those wonderful words on the receipt. I can’t express how this act touched our hearts,” he said.

The short note read: “Paid. Merry Christmas. Beautiful family.”

Apparently, Mohamed and his family never get to know the kind-hearted stranger who treated them to a free Christmas dinner but decided to take to social media to express their gratitude for the Good Samaritan.

“Among all the bad things happening to Muslims and the hate speech that the presidential candidate had made lately, there is still light in the dark, there is still hope within the frustration,” he added, referring to a controversial speech by US presidential Donald Trump calling for a ban on Muslim migrants on American soil.

He ended his post by wishing the stranger a Merry Christmas and thanking him for the touching gesture.

“All what i can say to who did that, Merry Christmas to you too and God bless such a beautiful heart you have,” he concluded.

Mohamed’s post on Facebook has been more than 23,000 times.


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