A young filmmaker and photographer in Bahrain set out before dawn to follow a tip about a man who picks up trash on the street every morning. The interesting part? The man who is picking up refuse is not a city employee.
He is apparently a millionaire.
Umar Farooq caught up with the man named Mr. Yo, who he identified as a millionaire investor from South Korea who moved to Bahrain more than a decade ago.
"I have two names. My first name is Yo," he said in the video Farooq uploaded to YouTube at the beginning of this month. "My second name is 'The Boss of Cleaning.'"
Wearing gloves and wielding tongs, for 11 years Mr. Yo has bagged garbage on the street and even separates recyclables. Sometimes he brings his children out to help him as well.
"There is a lot of garbage and this makes people sick. It causes problems," Mr. Yo said.
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"Today he is an example of simplicity, modesty and a beautiful presence," another man in the video said of Mr. Yo. "You are truly a role model to youth."