When a Brazilian couple saw some new graffiti sprayed on a bus stop sign on their street, they decided to take matters into their own hands and get cleaning – and Maltese people are loving it.
When Dennes Torres and Adriana Olivatto Vieira posted about cleaning up the graffiti, over 1,000 people reacted, with praise being heaped on the couple.
‘Thank you, you are an inspiration,” said one person, while another said “I was actually moved, what an example to others, well done.”
The couple explained what went down in a personal post
Yesterday morning some vandals sprayed graffiti on the bus stop sign close to my home. It was very sad to discover they were if not from the same country then me, from a country speaking the same language.
I complained about this in some Brazilian what’s app groups. We Brazilians love what’s app groups for communities, they are great.
Since it was close to my home, I and my wife cleaned the graffiti to show a good community example. This quickly became a suggestion for a new volunteer activity inside the Brazilian community: Clear graffitis made by vandals around Malta.
The Brazilian community is very united in Malta and trying to give back to the country in many ways. Last Saturday was September 7, the Brazilian independence day. The Brazilian consulate in Malta made an interesting party in Valletta to celebrate and show a bit about the Brazilian culture, you can see the pictures in the facebook page of the consulate (I can’t post the link here, right?). Have you been to the party? Have you enjoyed?
I’m also contributing with technical sessions and a database user group, I will deliver a technical session about the migration of SQL Server to the Cloud at the Microsoft Innovation Center on September 24 (I can’t publish the RSVP link here either, right?).
Posting this I would like to highlight the contributions of the Brazilian community to Malta hoping this becomes an example to all foreigners communities.
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