Helen Fuller, a grandmother of 10 and former primary school teacher, was sitting on a Metro train opposite a white woman about her age and a brown man in his mid-20s when she found herself listening in to their conversation. “I’m blessed with good hearing,” she says. She heard the story of how the young man and his family had arrived in Australia from Afghanistan. “He looked a very lovely boy,” she says. “I could tell from his face.”
When the young man – Abuzar Mazoori, a part-time student and youth worker – said that he had not seen anything of Australia but Melbourne, Helen had what she calls an inspiration. “Sometimes I have these impulses to trust people.” Leaning forward, she apologised for listening but said she had a holiday house in Rye and perhaps the young man and his family might like to go down and have a week’s holiday …
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