A man from Senegal who has been living and working in Malta for the last five years is getting lots of love online for his dedication to the island.
Moussababa is a flower seller who lives in Qormi and works all around the island
Interviewed by the page The People of Malta, Moussababa opened up about his positive treatment in Malta, about his love for the Maltese people, and how he feels at home here – and how he is even trying to learn the Maltese language.
“I have been in Malta for these last past five years. I live in Qormi. From that time, I have been always selling flowers. Although I have no family here in Malta, my boss treats me like his son. I’m from Senegal and my family is in France but I prefer here in Malta, even if I miss them. But we communicate by phone,” Moussababa said.
“I feel accepted by the Maltese community,” he continued. “I like the people here of the village where I work because they are very helpful and treat me like family. They talk to me, help me and even offer me water and coffee. Sometimes I try to speak Maltese as well. I have learnt a lot of Maltese words.”
People were full of praise in the comments section
Between some of his regular customers, well-wishers and general admirers, Moussababa’s inspirational story and personal words struck a chord with many readers.
A third Maltese person even hoped Moussababa would become further integrated into the community by having a Maltese family of his own: “Wishing more years in Malta, maybe one day you will have your own family. Good luck.”
The heartwarming story has garnered nearly 4,000 likes in just a day, and goes to show just how important successful integration is to the Maltese people.