Mevan Babakar, 29, lived as a child in the mid-1990s in a refugee camp in the vicinity of Zwolle in the Netherlands. You spread on 12. August, the photo of a man via Twitter, had given her at the time for the fifth birthday, a brand new Bicycle. Mevan wanted to find this man, say thank you and tell him how much it was to her this gesture. She didn’t know his name and had only an old photo. Mevan had fled with their Kurdish parents during the Gulf war from the Iraq and during their five-year-old’s escape via Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia in the Netherlands, where they lived for about a year from 1994 to 1995.
It lasted no longer than 24 hours, and using about 3000 Retweets had Mevan success: she found Egbert.
WE FOUND HIM!! A thread 👇👇
After 3000 RTs, 3 news articles, 1 video and thousands of wonderful messages from around the world, @Arjen78 made contact with the family!
Guys, I knew the internet was great but this is something else. https://t.co/H4qmL1uVqQ
— Mevan | میڤان (@MeAndVan) August 13, 2019
Mevan and her family ultimately settled in London. There is the current IT Manager still lives. You made the traces of their Childhood, and so came to the idea to look at the man who had given her as a five-year-old a brand-new, bright red, shiny bike for my birthday. The Dutch “De Stentor” filmed Mevan tell already one hour after your Twitter application and you let go of your plans to find the generous man from the refugee camp.
De weldoener in de Koerdische Mevan Babakar -destijds 5 jaar – een rode fiets gaf in het Zwolse azc, lijkt gevonden, mogelijk later vandaag een ontmoeting volgt. https://t.co/MCVOqVaYMy pic.twitter.com/Dnv95kVXlt
— De Stentor (@De_Stentor) August 13, 2019
Mevan and Egbert met in Germany
Mevan has made it directly on the way to Germany, after they had found out where you can meet Egbert. “This is Egbert”, tweeted you during your reunion. “Since the’ 90s, he helps refugees. He was so happy to see me. He was proud that I became a strong and courageous woman.” He had the feeling that she has never been way more reported Mevan. Egbert have a wonderful family and grow orchids.
Actually, it was a small gesture, a barrel opening, said Egbert about Mevans search. But he said he was glad that they were able to see each other again in this way. “Small Gestures have big effects,” writes Mevan on Twitter. “The friendliness with me, Egbert and his family encountered are accompanied, and influences me all my life.”
During their search Mevan had heard from other refugees, the remembered Egbert. For their search for clues in Zwolle you had taken a Sabbatical. She was struck one more Person who has influenced your life: Sandra, who had taught her as a child, to operate a Computer. “And now I’m an IT Manager,” says Mevan grateful.
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