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A Syrian refugee living in Berlin has taken to cooking big pots of food every Saturday and sharing them with the homeless.

Alex Assali has been serving up dishes to the city’s needy since August, 2015, writes the Huffington Post, building stands in different spots around Berlin once a week.

He first arrived in Germany from Damascus in Sept. 2014 and says he now feeds about 100 people a week.

“Usually some words they say make me cry really,” he told Buzzfeed News, explaining that the act of giving often makes him emotional. “Because just they thank God.”

His popularity recently soared internationally after Tabea Bü posted a photo on Facebook of Assali preparing two pots of food near Alexanderplatz station in Berlin.

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