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ACT OF KINDNESS: Interfaith friendliness in Stanmore shown with festive gesture

 Published on: 14th January 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Jewish couple living on a small road in Stanmore said they were grateful to two young Islamic men who gave them a gift over the Christmas period.

Harry and Lyndy Katz, from Fallowfield, live nearby the Hujjat Islamic Centre on Wood Lane, meaning that during Islamic religious festivals, there is a considerable amount of traffic nearby and often the cul-de-sac the Katz live on is flooded with visiting vehicles.

The retired couple were surprised to find that, on the afternoon of Saturday, December 21, two young men from the learning centre came and wished them a happy Christmas, thanking them for being patient with any disruptions.

They then handed Lyndy a small bag filled with a festive card, a little blank notebook and a box of chocolates.

Harry, 74, told StanmoreNews: “We were not the only ones in the street and, for all I know, in the nearby neighbourhood, to receive this charming and lovely gesture. I think this deserves wider recognition because it’s always the negative news that hits the headlines. 

“My wife had a lovely conversation with the young men on our doorstep as well, and it was just a moment that we really didn’t expect. It’s something that really felt like it was out of a Christmas film.

“It’s worth noting that those who park on our little road never cause many issues, either. They always park respectfully and don’t block any drives – we’ve had no issues at all with them over the past couple of years.” 

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