(Part 4 of 4) Pam and Harry – PAM
Most of the people who work for us are teenagers. I give them all a chance. People say they have to have experience, but I say if you don’t give them experience, how can they get it? I always encourage them, and if they pass their exams, I give them a reward. Sometimes, they have conflicts with their parents and they run away from home, so I try to help them understand, and they go back home. And some of them have left school, but after they work for me, they go back to school. Then, when they graduate and get a good job, they come back and say thanks to us.
I help older people too. They are very vulnerable, they don’t have support, and if they live alone, they feel sad because their partner passed away. I’m a good listener, and they come to our place, they sit down and have a coffee, and we share. I listen to their problems and they feel better.
This makes me feel that our business is helping others, not just my own family.
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What an inspiring story and what beautiful people, thank you Pam and Harry for giving so much back to Australia
What wonderful people! Thank you for sharing their story! 🙂
What awesome Aussies thanks for blessing us with such great insight on what it takes to survive in this world, let alone oz.. Make the most with what you got and then pay it forward nothing more rewarding .. Classic beautiful Aussie story .. Thanks for the sharing..
Pam and Harry what beautiful people you are . How lucky Australia is to have you, next time I go through Nudgee I coming for fish and chips. Thank you for being a role model for our young people and bless you for caring with for our aged.
WOW, what beautiful and special people you are. Thank you.
Pam & Harry, you are both wonderful people, so gentle & kind.❤
Luke Schroder, we need to go to Nudgee to meet Pam and Harry.
what a brilliant story. THIS is why we need to #bringthemhere Refugees can and do contribute to Australian society. You could argue that these two in particular are better aussies than some aussies…
I’ll be coming to your shop to say hello and get some yummy food soon x
A beautiful couple that inspires others. It also made me think about how little I actually do for our community. So, thank you for inspiring a change in me x
Pam & Harry – massive respect. Blessings to you and your family, may the rest of your lives be filled with peace and happiness, God knows you deserve it. ☺️
It strikes me through all these stories that we see just how much our refugee Australians contribute to society. In so many cases they go above and beyond what any of us have ever done or will ever do. Having been through so much, they come out as champions of the underdog. They come out as truly wonderful citizens of Australia. Pam and Harry are two such people. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do!
I had a heated debate with someone on FB the other day because he insisted that Australia should only take refugees that had only just been displaced and weren’t “damaged”. I kid you not.
I wish I could show him this story to back up my argument that our country greatly benefits from welcoming resilient people who have never given up despite great suffering and who realise the value of kindness and acceptance.
You are a fantastic example to our whole community!
Karyn Glen can you show this to Dad please? This is where he stops at the end of his Tour de Nudge rides ????
Thanks for sharing your story Pam & Harry. Huge respect for you!
I want my child to grow up understanding and knowing how lucky she is. Individuals like you help us to realise this and to never take anything in life for granted. Hard work, drive & determination brings prosperity and good will brings love. You are a courageous pair, thank you for making Australia a better place.
What beautiful people! I was saddened once to be told by a Vietnamese shop-owner in Brisbane that I was the first person to ever ask him about his life before he came to Australia. He had tears in his eyes. We both did. 🙂 I have nominated amazing Vietnamese monk and iconic global teacher and peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for the Sydney Peace Prize 2016 (the twentieth anniversary of Australia’s ONLY Peace Prize). I hope he gets it. It could be healing for everyone. He had previously been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr, in the 1960’s.
Bless you Pam and Harry. Your courage and compassion are a shining light.
Thank you for sharing your amazing story…you are both Beautiful people. Your children should be very proud of the strength you both have within you. You are certainly role models for those who have followed you and I’m glad you decided to call Australia home. I work in a school that has a lot of refugees and I know most of their stories …I pray everyday that they will embrace all they have and move from the past to make a future for themselves here in Australia. Everyday is a step closer to fulfilling their Dreams…
How wonderful! I’m sure you are treasured by your community. I hope your business flourishes and you I’m sure your story will help inspire all who hear it. Wishing you all the best.
I wish this planet was filled with people with hearts like yours- you’ve made this country a better place and you’re role models!
It is Australia that is lucky! Thank you for being so caring. People like you change the world! ❤️
Thank you for sharing your story, and thank you for contributing so much positivity to our society 🙂
Tim Capper Rebecca Capper you might be interested in reading this couple’s amazing stories, their shop is near your parent’s home x
Pam and Harry , Australia is so much richer to have you here .. And your story is amazing and so very sad too , Thankyou for sharing .
Australia is grateful to have you live with us! People like you make our multicultural country a great place to live.????