Riyadh: It was a warm farewell that was beyond the wildest imagination of Indian worker who worked for a rich Saudi family for the past 35 years.
The family members showed their respect and gratitude to Mido Shereen, who was returning home for a retirement life, with a grand farewell reception held to honour the loyal servant.
All members of the family, irrespective of age, were seen lining up to bid farewell to Shereen. Many hugged and kissed him as if one among them is embarking on a journey. As a token of appreciation, the family gave Shereen a large sum of money and many gifts, besides the promise that he will be getting pension for the rest of his life.
Shereen worked on the farms, and served tea and coffee at the family’s rest house on the highway at Al-Jouf in the northern side of Saudi Arabia.
Showering praise on Shereen, family member Awad Khudair Al Remli Al Shemri said that the Indian employee was an embodiment of honesty, and his commitment to work and generosity were exemplary. Shereen was part of the family, and his conduct towards children and elderly was praiseworthy, added one of his employers of the large family.
What we have done for Sherin reflects the values and ethos of the Saudis, irrespective of nationality or status, noted Awad Khudair.
Shereen came to Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and started working for the rest house on the highway. Now, he wants to lead a peaceful retired life with his family in India.
The photos and videos of the function soon went viral on the social media.