He carried his daughter while he searched through the trash and sold pens on the street until someone snapped a photo of him.

This is the story of a Syrian refugee who, while struggling to live in Beirut, Lebanon, totally transformed his life when a passerby snapped a photo of him as he was hard working on the streets.

The father, Abdul, a native of Syria, was attempting to sell his pens while holding his daughter in his arms on the streets of Beirut.

Despite the heat, he did not want to give up because doing so would have meant that his daughter wouldn’t have food.