Dobri Dobrev…a life of genrosity

I was watching the news on TV today and witnessed some truly shocking footage from Syria and asked myself the question: how can humans be so evil to each other and then I saw this story.


Dobri Dobrev is a man who lost his hearing in WWII.

He walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of Sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.




Though a well-recognised fixture around several of the city’s chuches, he’s known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors.

However it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has ever collected.


He has collected over 40,000 euros and donated all of it towards the restoration of decaying Bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages.

He lives entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.


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