mutual hobby. Only Alaa was for Real Madrid and Finn for Manchester United.
From behind the cameras the proud parents watched their babbling offspring. But when the children remained swinging for a while following the conversation, the emotions came from Alaa’s father. ‘Sorry’, he said, ‘we are so tired and this journey has been so difficult, we had to give up everything.’ Even the forest was quiet for a moment.
Then Finn’s father said: ‘Abdulmoen, I have great respect for you because I don’t know if I as a father would have had as much courage as you. You are doing this for the future of your children.’ ‘Thank you so much,’ Abdulmoen said. Deeply moved we said goodbye to both families.
In the following weeks we maintained contact via Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. It was very unfortunate to hear that Alaa and his family ended up in the great jam in the Hungarian city of Budapest. Happily after a month of perseverance, they were able to reach Germany. While the family is in the procedure, Alaa and his brothers have returned to school.