Walls of kindness restore faith in humanity

Walls of kindness restore faith in humanity

As Iran heads into the depths of winter kind-hearted locals have come up with an innovative scheme to help the homeless keep warm.

Spontaneous “walls of kindness,” where pegs are attached in order for people to hang unwanted clothing, have popped up around the country.

There is a simple message next to the pegs: “If you don’t need it, leave it. If you need it, take it”.

There are an estimated 15,000 homeless people in Iran – although some figures put this number much higher – and up to a third are women.

The Iranian economy has been recovering since recession in 2012 and unemployment remains at 11.4 per cent according to the World Bank.

Pictures of the walls have been shared on social media using the hashtag #wallsofkindness

 

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