Moustafa Abdul Khalek came to America four years ago from Egypt to make a better life for himself.
He works at 7-Eleven on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore where Ginger Bonner, activity director at Amber Court Assisted Living in Westbury, gets her coffee every morning on the way to work.
During two minutes a morning over the course of a year or so, Bonner shared with Khalek how she regularly runs costumed theme days with her residents. She suggested that he should come one day as a special guest to share his knowledge of Egypt.
On August 20, Khalek finally came to Amber Court armed with knowledge and a tray of Egyptian desserts called baklava. He proudly taught the residents everything there is to know about his country, even though he just recently learned English. He made sure that every resident felt special.
The seniors, up to age 100, also participated in hieroglyphics and belly dancing. Moss is a prime example of how one person can make a difference in this world.
This article was written and submitted by Ginger Bonner. Have you ever interacted with Khalek? Tell us in the comments.