Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, Simonarson said that he has never been involved in something like this before, but that the photo of Abdul and Reem really hit a nerve, spurring him on to help the family.
He said: “The photo is very powerful. His eyes, the way he’s carrying his sleeping daughter, and for some reason the way he is holding the pens out. It just really touched me.
When asked what his dream would be, Abdul said he wanted to return home to Syria, but the way it was before the war: “I want my country to go back to how it was.“I wish there wouldn’t be any problems [in Syria].”
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