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Iranians create 'walls of kindness' to help homeless people through winter

People have been leaving clothes and shoes on hooks in cities all across the country.

A NEW TYPE of charity drive has emerged across Iran which sees people leaving their belongings on ‘walls of kindness’ for homeless people to take.

The BBC reported over the weekend that the walls have begun appearing in major Iranian cities but it all started in Mashhad, where someone installed hooks on a wall next to the words: ”If you don’t need it, leave it. If you need it, take it.”

Items of clothing then started to appear on the hooks as people donated clothes and shoes to help get homeless people in the area through the winter.

The man who kicked it all off told local newspaper Hamshahri that he is happy the initiative spread to other cities.

He said he was inspired by similar acts of kindness in the country.

“I saw a picture from Gilan [Province] where a place was designated for people to leave their extra clothes for whoever needed them. I also heard that in Tehran they’ve installed a fridge where people leave food [for the needy].”

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