Syrian Refugee Saves Wedding Day With Sewing Skills
A wedding dress rips and a Syrian tailor arrives in the nick of time.
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN
September 28, 2016, 10:06 PM
• 2 min read
-- A Canadian woman poised to walk down the aisle had the unthinkable happen: the zipper on her dress broke.
Jo Du's knight in shining armor was a seemingly unlikely one. A Syrian refugee, who had arrived in the country just days earlier and was staying next door to the house the bride had rented in Ontario, also happened to be a tailor.
In a Facebook post, photographer Lindsay Coulter wrote "Every weekend I take photos of people on the happiest days of their lives, and today one man who has seen some of the worst things our world has to offer came to the rescue."
According to Coulter, the tailor spoke no English and has been communicating with his host, David Hobson, through Google translate. Despite the language barrier, the man, who has since been identified as Ibrahim Halil Dudu, knew exactly what to do.
Luckily for Du, the man who would save her wedding dress had been a master tailor in Aleppo for decades.
"I am so proud to live in Canada, a country who has opened our doors to refugees countless times," Coulter wrote. I'm in awe of the families who have welcomed these strangers in to their homes and lives, and I'm inspired by the resilience of the Syrian people. We are truly blessed."