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Meet Aleppo's 'Yellow Man' bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years03:38

Meet Aleppo's 'Yellow Man' bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
January 19, 2019 at 15:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Aleppo’s ‘Yellow Man’ has been bringing joy to the residents of the ancient Syrian city for generations, simply by choosing only to wear the colour yellow.

Abu Zakkour, better known by his nickname the 'Yellow Man of Aleppo', took cameras on a tour of his hometown this Friday.

Zakkour’s obsession with yellow began in 1983, the year in which he so-say first began to adopt single-coloured clothing. Ever since he has worn its glowing tones which in his eyes represent love.

And the man indeed wears everything in yellow, including his suits, shirts, socks, shoes and glasses. Even his mobile phone is yellow.

The upbeat colour has made Abu Zakkour stand out wherever he goes. Children and grown-ups gravitate towards the 68-year-old for selfies and photos.

"It is difficult to walk in the street during the day because of my popularity and my fans," said Abu Zakkour.

Abu Zakkour’s home also relies heavily on yellow, with furniture and accessories tinted in the vibrant shade.

Meet Aleppo's 'Yellow Man' bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years03:38
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Aleppo’s ‘Yellow Man’ has been bringing joy to the residents of the ancient Syrian city for generations, simply by choosing only to wear the colour yellow.

Abu Zakkour, better known by his nickname the 'Yellow Man of Aleppo', took cameras on a tour of his hometown this Friday.

Zakkour’s obsession with yellow began in 1983, the year in which he so-say first began to adopt single-coloured clothing. Ever since he has worn its glowing tones which in his eyes represent love.

And the man indeed wears everything in yellow, including his suits, shirts, socks, shoes and glasses. Even his mobile phone is yellow.

The upbeat colour has made Abu Zakkour stand out wherever he goes. Children and grown-ups gravitate towards the 68-year-old for selfies and photos.

"It is difficult to walk in the street during the day because of my popularity and my fans," said Abu Zakkour.

Abu Zakkour’s home also relies heavily on yellow, with furniture and accessories tinted in the vibrant shade.