Happy Birthday Amro

My Twitter has gone berserk this morning with the mention of one name. He isn’t a politician or a bloke off of the telly. He’s a quiet, unassuming academic – a physicist. His name is Amro. Why is my feed full of his name? Simply this – it’s Amro’s birthday, and people are falling over themselves to say nice things to, and about, him.

Why? He isn’t famous, or notorious. What he is is kind. It’s a quality in very short supply in social media, notorious for its trolling, snap judgements and witch hunts. Pass an innocuous comment and you’re likely to be at the centre of a lynch mob.

But not with Amro. He has all the qualities you hope for in a friend. Amro is endlessly kind and patient, tolerant and sympathetic. He has the most perfect manners which I suspect come from his horror of hurting people’s feelings. Most social media users have a “type” of follower – fashonistas/politicians/actors. Amro transcends that. Universally-loved photographer, catlover, maker(and giver) of the finest marmalades, musical expert, gentleman and scholar.

I’m proud to be @iamamro’s friend. I hope he has the happiest of birthdays and, in his darker moments, remembers how well loved he is, even among strangers.

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Schoolteacher,shoe lover,garden geek.Likes glitter.Any views on educational practice are my own and are not to be taken as endorsement of any specific educational theories or schemes of work.Note: this is my personal blog - not all my posts relate to education.
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6 Responses to Happy Birthday Amro

  1. @SteveDoherty1 says:

    He is a true gentleman. Carry on, Amro!

  2. Well said that woman. I couldn’t have put it any better. Happy Birthday, Amro. You make the Twittersphere a better place. X

  3. iamamro says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m overwhelmed, really.

    You’re a very kind and wonderful person

    A x.

  4. iamamro says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this

    A x

  5. iamamro says:

    Thank you very much for you kind words. I’m really overwhelmed by your kindness.

    A x

  6. loftspace says:

    Oh how lovely. It’s all true.

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