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20 SEC READING: The lady in Copacabana #WorldHumanitarianDay

Author: Paulo Coelho

Today, August 18, ONU celebrates the World Humanitarian Day, and asked its Messengers of Peace to share a story.I decided to share a story of joy
EM PORTUGUES CLICAR AQUI: A velha em Copacabana
EN ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: La señora en Copacabana

She was standing on the sidewalk of Atlíântica Avenue with a guitar and a hand-written sign that said:

“Let’s sing together.”

She began to play.

Then a drunk arrived, then another old lady and they began to sing along with her.

In a short time a small crowd was singing together and another small crowd played the audience, clapping hands at the end of each number.

“Why do you do this?” I asked between songs.

“I don’t want to be alone,” she said. “My life is very lonely, just like almost all old people.”

I wish they all could solve their problems in this way.

 #ShareHumanity   #WorldHumanitarianDay

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