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One of the more jarring tales from Donald Trump’s immigration ban was the story of an Iraqi who worked with the Department of Defense getting detained at Kennedy International Airport.

Hameed Khalid Darweesh was held overnight after the ban went into effect,before eventually being released. 

During that time, as America erupted in protest, a former soldier took to Twitter to tell his tale of how a teenager he worked with during the Iraq War gave him life years later, when their paths serendipitously crossed at one of the lowest points of his life. 

Read along. It may move you.

Amazing.

H/T BroBible

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]