New York - There are countless reasons to visit Morocco. The Northwest African Kingdom is filled with paradisiac landscapes, magical cities, splendorous culture, rich history, solemn traditions, and delicious cuisine, among many others.
New York – There are countless reasons to visit Morocco. The Northwest African Kingdom is filled with paradisiac landscapes, magical cities, splendorous culture, rich history, solemn traditions, and delicious cuisine, among many others.
However, there is one trait that makes Morocco stand out even more and that is its genuine hospitality. Morocco is the land of hospitality par excellence. Its people are notorious for welcoming foreigners and making them feel at home.
Tunis Tribune, a French newspaper posted a video in its official Facebook Page that proves the level of hospitality in the hearts of Moroccan people. The video, which has gone viral on social media and garnered nearly 2.1 million views and hundreds of thousands of ‘shares’ and ‘likes’, is a true testament to the Kingdom’s celebrated hospitality.
Antoine, a French tourist, sets off to Morocco with a video camera on his shoulder. He visits the Atlas region of Moulouya Canyon searching for the impressive sight of “Mines D’Aouli.”
The video unfolds as Antoine encounters a local generous man and in less than 3 minutes, Antoine receives the best example of Moroccan hospitality.
The local welcomes him with a smile, takes him to see the superb view of the “Mines D’Aouli” and when Antoine asks him if tourists can spend the night in town, the Moroccan invites him to sleep at his home.
The French tourist could not believe the man had just invited a ‘stranger’ to spend the night in their home with his wife and two daughters, so he offers him money or something in return for his generosity.
The best and most moving part of the video comes when the Moroccan tells him, “No money, nothing! You sleep, you eat, you go on, and we wish each other a good journey.”
The French man is astonished by the man’s kindness and asks him why does he do it? The local answers, “Because, you’re a tourist, you stay in my house like my brother.”
The touching video has received thousands of comments from those who have experienced the warmth of Moroccan hospitality. People from all over the world, of every religious background have shared their encounters with Moroccans who they call “adorable people with the joy to live and always with a smile.”
Morocco’s hospitality teaches a lesson to the world in humility and generosity.