Ibrahim Halil Dudu was a master tailor for 28 years when he lived in Aleppo, Syria. He also happened to be Jo Du’s savior, when, right before Du’s wedding on Sunday in Ontario, Canada — where Halil Dudu and his family resettled — the zipper to her bridal gown broke.
“When I got there everything was going great and then the zipper broke, one side fell off entirely,” the wedding photographer, Lindsay Coulter, said in a phone interview.
Du’s bridal party unsuccessfully attempts to fix her wedding dress.Lindsay Coulter
Coulter posted the story on Facebook Monday, and it has since gone viral. At the time of this article’s publications, it has garnered around 25,000 reactions and more than 9,000 shares.
“We tried to fix it for a few minutes and then I said to one of the bridesmaids, ‘I saw the neighbor’s garage door open, why don’t you go ask if they have pliers,'” Coulter said. “She came back and said, ‘Hey, so good news: I have pliers and the neighbor next door is hosting a Syrian family and the father is a master tailor.'”
As the bridal triage team attempted to remedy the situation to no avail, there was a knock on the bedroom door.
Du’s bridal party tries to fix the zipper on her wedding dress with pliers.Lindsay Coulter
“Halil Dudu was there with the neighbor and his son. He came in and motioned for everyone to step aside and sewed up the dress on her. Within minutes, she was ready to go.”
According to Coulter’s Facebook post, Halil Dudu and his family had only…