This is a story of 99 year old Dobri Dobrev who lost most of his hearing in World War II. He travels 25 Kilometers every day from his village to the city of Sofia where he spends the day begging for money.
Though well recognized fixture around several of the city’s churches, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected – over 40,000 euros- towards the restoration of decaying Bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
He has now become a beloved figure in Bulgaria, known as the “Saint of Baylovo”.
If a peniless old man can do so much for his community, what can we do?
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