The massive explosion that happened in Lebanon’s capital Beirut recently left behind a trail of destruction and ruined several years to come for the city. The explosion, which was 20% of what Hiroshima in Japan was got people terrified.
However, amidst all the chaos, a glimmer of hope invariably finds a wave through and this piece celebrates that hope.
In this video that surfaced on social media after the explosion, a grandma can be seen playing the piano with her vicinity looking no less than a war zone with walls punctured and debris all over the place. However, the explosion couldn’t blow off May Abboud Melki’s resilience and spirit that this amazing video captures.
Thankfully, the grandmother wasn’t home during Tuesday’s massive explosion that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000, according to CNN.
Her husband was also not at home when the blast happened. And when they returned, it was not the most pleasing sight.
“It survived the entire civil war… It witnessed bullets go through it,” May-Lee Melki, their granddaughter told CNN from her home in Virginia. “They have rebuilt themselves over and over again.”
Beirut recently witnessed a massive explosion when a large quantity of ammonium nitrate stored at one of its ports exploded. The explosion killed more than 100 people and injured 4000+. The chimes of the explosion were heard as far as 10 kms from the blast’s location.