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Earth International Foundation interviewed Olimpiyat Spor Gym who gave a lifetime membership to a young Syrian refugee in Adiyaman, Turkey. When Ömer Yavuz, an associate at Olimpiyat Spor gym in South Eastern Turkish city of Adıyaman, published on his Instagram account a mobile-phone photo he took of a young Syrian shoe shiner boy, who was gazing dreamily into the gym’s glass window, neither Yavuz nor the boy had a preconception as to how powerful the message from the image would have touched people who saw it.