On an excruciatingly hot day in the summer of 2015, Abramo showed up at the port to volunteer during yet another landing of refugees. It was Ramadan, the holy month when practicing Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.
Volunteering at the port requires a lot of energy. Depending on the size of the boat, processing hundreds of refugees may take up to five hours. Under direct sunlight, the task can be exhausting.
Despite not eating anything or drinking any water the entire day, Abramo was just as joyful as ever. Perhaps it was being there, what made him feel that way.
As he said, “volunteering is something that I love. It runs in my blood.”