A Saudi man was left paralyzed and bedbound after a car accident over six months ago. Unable to pay for a much needed surgery and not receiving visits from family left him feeling isolated and alone.
One day he sent out a tweet hoping one of his few followers would come visit him. What he got was much more.
The tweet was retweeted 200,000 times in just a day and he received hundreds of visitors who came bearing gifts of all kinds. The biggest gift was when the Twitter users pooled their money and the surgery cost of $130,000 is now taken care of for him. They are now organizing a trip to Germany for the surgery.