Dobri Dobrev, age 98 (or 99, depending on the source), travels 25 kms every day to Sofía, Capital of Bulgaria, from his home town in Baylovo – a trip he made by foot until recently – where he spends the day begging for money. He dresses with homemade clothes and leather shoes.

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Dobri lost most of his hearing during the Second World War when he was a soldier, and today lives off his pension of 80 euros a month – which he says is more than enough.

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It was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny collected — over 40,000 euros!! — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches, and the utility bills of orphanages. Not only that: he is actually the greatest single benefactor of the Cathedral Church of St. Alexander Nevski!

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Dobri is also called  “Dyado Dobri” (grandpa Dobri) because of the love and kindness he inspires in all around him. Some even consider him a “saint”… and, why not?!

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Source: Dobri Dobrev’s Facebook Fanpage