Malala Yousafzai has been one of the most recognised people on the PLANET in the past couple of years.
Her life is followed by millions of millions of people all around the world, whether it’s her student life at Oxford or her summits around the world. Recently, the activist traveled to Brazil for some outreach work.
For many indigenous girls in Brazil, the journey to school is almost longer than the school day itself — and facing discrimination makes it even harder to stay in school. Today Malala met girls from the Tupinambá and Pataxó tribes and discussed what life is like for girls in their communities. 📸: @luisadorr
And on her visit, it seems one individual was following along as well.
Malala just touched down in Brazil and was welcomed warmly by world-renowned author, Paulo Coelho.
— Paulo Coelho ☮️ (@paulocoelho) July 11, 2018
Yup. We’re freaking out too.
Coelho’s works, namely The Alchemist have been exceptionally popular among Pakistanis. His works and quotes have been celebrated and embraced immensely on this side of the world, so suffice to say, when he reached out to Malala,
It felt like this.
And it seems others think so too.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
— Juman Shah (@jumanshh) July 11, 2018
Of course, there were others who were not as appreciative.
Who support that girls, UN?
— Djalma Oliveira (@djalmao23) July 11, 2018
Paulo, its good to hv positivity all ovr..to catch positivity..
However, though, @malala age dont hv restrictions for positivity & creativity, i, personally feel, with due respect, that atleast u shd hv not gone into d media hype image of nobel prize winner..
— Latur Advocate (@latur_advocate) July 11, 2018
malala is only puppit
— Uzair Chaudary (@UzairCh07) July 11, 2018
First find out how selective they are.
Then wish !
It's better to be who you are than following someone who speaks selectively.
FYI her Nick name is halala
— Shivam Mishra (@joe11248) July 11, 2018
^ Not even sure what this means, tbh.
Either way, however you may feel about her, it’s pretty cool that Coelho took the time to reach out and say such sweet words.
What do you think about the welcoming tweet? Let us know in the comments below!
Cover photo source: malalafund Via Instagram