Many Saudi people have thoroughly applauded a loving husband who publicly presented his wife with a gift in the form of a new car, on the occasion of her graduating from college. The ecstatic husband decorated the newly bought car with messages which congratulated the wife on completing college and the husband drove the car laden with decorations to the Northern Borders University to pick up his wife, telling her that the car was her gift.
The giving of a gift publicly to your wife has been somewhat a highly sensitive and conservative area in the Saudi culture and hence a hash tag trend was started to pay tribute to the love and compassion between the couple and also having a conversation online on social media. The story was reported by Ain Al Youm, a local news site. There isn’t and shouldn’t ever be a limit to the extent of the support that a wife should receive from her husband. Numerous tweets were sent out on the social media platform twitter, some stating that the celebration of her graduation was a healthy indication of the love shared by the couple.
Khalid Al Sebai congratulated the man for his simple, yet beautiful and unique gesture. He added that anyone who puts a smile on someone else’s face, God bestows on them countless blessings. Twitter user Abdul Rahman said that people on social media should not mock the true value behind the gift. He added that people should not think that the car is not fancy enough or expensive enough, the husband did all that he was financially able to for his wife and the gesture should be receiving praise instead of negative comments for publicly displaying his emotions.
Nada Al Sadeeri praised the attitude of the husband, stating that the husband is truly full of self confidence as well as genuine love for his wife. She added that the husband knows that the success of the wife is equal to his own success. All social media users who took a positive approach to the gesture also prayed to God to bless their marriage and to keep the relationship strong. Social media user Ajmal stated that she would like to see more and more husband showing such support of their wives in public. She hoped that more men would be as daring as the husband in displaying their emotions.
There were however those who said that the gesture was indeed just the man showing off. Fanun stated that any man who is publicly trying to please his wife is simply doing so due to her oppressive nature. Another user Reemy stated that she had been shocked by the husband’s attitude. She added that the gesture was silly and if it were her she would have asked him for a gift along with tickets to travel to Europe. We as people should be happy at the happiness of another, yet we find faults and try our best to ridicule them and then we wonder where the compassion has gone off to.
Source: Gulf News
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