An Instagram user had mocked the cleaner, who is from Bangladesh but works in Riyadh, by posting the photo with a caption that read “he looks as though he is seeing trash”.
“I received tons of phone calls and messages in response to my tweet. Some were really helpful, while others were claiming that they were the cleaner,” al Qahtani said.
“But three hours [after] my tweet, which was shared over 6,000 times, we found him,” the 38-year-old businessman told CNN over the phone.
Twitter users were able to identify the location of the cleaner, Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim, from the reflection of the shop glass visible in the photo.
When al Qahtani posted a new photo of Abdul Karim, people began asking for a way to get in touch him.
“Some wanted to donate gold sets, others cash, iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones,” al Qahtani said. “Even a rice company …