Mr. Yu is a Korean investor living in Bahrain, a small country near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. He is 7,000 miles away from his homeland, but he is living out his calling as a Korean, to live out the principles of hongik ingan, to benefit humanity. Every morning he sets out to clean the streets and beaches in his neighborhood.
A local YouTuber catches Mr. Yu in action one morning. In Arabic, Mr. Yu explains to the young crowd that he is loving the place he lives, jokingly calling himself the “Boss of Cleaning.” The film crew is inspired by his “simplicity, modesty and beautiful presence,” and puts the call out for others to follow his example.
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