Refugee receives suprise visit from Game of Thrones actor
Game of Thrones” actor Liam Cunningham visits Stuttgart to surprise a Syrian refugee he met in Jordan last month, after 16-year-old Hussam gained a visa and passport and moved to Germany. (Photo captured from Reuters video)
STUTTGART, Germany, (Reuters) — “Game of Thrones” actor Liam Cunningham on Tuesday (October 11) paid a surprise visit to a teenage Syrian refugee, now in possession of a German visa and living in Stuttgart, a month after meeting him in Jordan.
Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in HBO’s hit medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, first met 16-year-old Hussam when he visited Jordan’s Irbid at the beginning of September.
Hussam fled to Jordan after his school in Syria was struck by missiles during his final exams, killing his friends and many students.
Charity World Vision were involved in setting up the meeting both in Jordan and Germany, to raise awareness for the plight of refugees.
According to the charity, Hussam had hoped to eventually reach Germany where his father and brother were already legally settled.
Now Hussam is successfully in the country, Cunningham commended Germany for its “generosity” in welcoming refugees fleeing war in their home countries.
“This is the result of somebody in the government here and the large heart that the German people have of accepting people in trouble,” Cunningham said.
The Irish actor flew to Stuttgart specifically to surprise Hussam, and the two were delighted to be reunited.
The 16-year-old has been teaching himself the German language with mobile phone applications in the hopes of integrating into German society easily.
Hussam is staying in a hotel in Stuttgart with his mother until they find accommodation.
Featured Imagehttp://the-conscious-mind.com/refugee-receives-suprise-visit-from-game-of-thrones-actor/Newsgame of thrones,syrian refugee