Saudi actor offers Bentley to boy, 15, who lost family in car crash

August 31, 2013

Yousuf (centre) with Fayez Al Maliki (left)

A Saudi actor has given a Bentley car to a boy who lost his parents and two sisters in a horrific car crash.

Fayez Al Maliki was at a hospital and decided to visit Yousuf Al Ansari after he heard the 15-year-old boy was the sole survivor of the crash in which his family was killed. The family was heading towards the Saudi capital Riyadh when the tragedy happened.

During the conversation, Al Maliki, seeking to ease Yousuf’s pain, asked him if he needed anything.

The teenager said that he wanted the Bentley car that the actor had received as a gift from Saudi business tycoon Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, local news site Sabq reported on Monday.

Al Maliki agreed and told him he could contact the agency and take the car, estimated to cost 800,000 Saudi riyals (Dh783,600), explaining that it was still with them.

However, Yousuf protested, saying that he was only joking with the actor.

“No, you take it,” Al Maliki said. “It was a gift to me from a generous man and since you are a generous young man, I am offering it to you,” the actor reportedly said. “It makes me really happy to see you smile.”



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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