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Syrian refugee saves Canadian bride’s wedding day

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A Syrian refugee came to the rescue for a bride on her biggest day. Photo: Facebook
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A Syrian refugee has prevented a broken zip from ruining a Canadian woman’s wedding day.

Just hours before the ceremony, Jo Du’s bridesmaids were helping her into the all-important wedding dress, but as she slipped into the gown the zipper came apart.

The women had little luck fixing the zipper and didn’t know of a tailor available on a Sunday.

Almost out of options, the wedding photographer, Lindsay Coulter, suggested asking a neighbour for a pair of pliers.

What they discovered when they walked over was described by Ms Coulter as an “incredible situation”.

Living next door to the house the couple rented for the wedding in Ontario, Canada, the neighbour happened to be hosting a Syrian refugee family.

And by pure luck one of whom had been a master tailor in the embattled city of Aleppo.

Ibrahim Halil Dudu, a tailor with 28 years experience, had been in Canada for just four days prior to the wedding.

Mr Dudu, his son, and neighbour David Hobson, headed over with a sewing kit in tow, as Mrs Coulter captured the bride’s dress being fixed.

She said Mr Dudu didn’t speak a word of english, and had been using Google Translate to communicate.

“I was so excited and so happy,” Mr Dudu told CTV through a translator.

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The photographer said she felt “blessed” to live in a country that accepts refugees. Photo: Facebook

“I like to help Canadian people from my heart.”

Ms Coulter said she was proud to live in Canada, which welcomed refugees, and noted how willing Mr Dudu was to help.

“Every weekend I take photos of people on the happiest days of their lives, and today one man who has seen some of the worst things our world has to offer came to the rescue,” she wrote in a Facebook post.

“I am so proud to live in Canada, a country who has opened our doors to refugees countless times.

“I’m in awe of the families who have welcomed these strangers in to their homes and lives, and I’m inspired by the resilience of the Syrian people. We are truly blessed.”

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