How a Muslim woman’s praise for Jewish man’s kindness melted hearts on social media
- Leena Al-Arian, from Greater Boston, shared her experience on Facebook
- Was in a bookstore with her two daughters when a man approached her
- The man, named Lenny, told her he felt awful about anti-Muslim sentiment
- Experienced discrimination growing up as his parents didn’t speak English
- Turned 90 Friday and asked to buy the girls gifts as a present for himself
A Muslim woman has shared the touching story of a Jewish man who approached her in a bookstore to deliver a message of compassion.
Leena Al-Arian, of Greater Boston, had taken her two daughters, 4 and 1 year old, to Barnes and Noble when a man named Lenny approached them on Thursday.
Al-Arian had taken the two little girls to meet characters from the Paw Patrol cartoon – but instead the family received a heartfelt apology and a moving message from Lenny.
He began by telling Al-Arian how beautiful her daughters were, then ‘conveyed a heartfelt apology for the general anti-Muslim sentiment in our society today,’ the mother wrote on Facebook.
Her post has received 8,300 likes and reactions so far and has been shared 2,687 times.
Lenny had tears in his eyes
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