Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev (Bulgarian: Добре Димитров Добрев), better known as Grandpa Dobri or Elder Dobri (Bulgarian: дядо Добри) is a Bulgarian ascetic who walks several kilometers each day to sit or stand in front of the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Sofia to collect money for charitable causes.
"The Saint of Baylovo" donates all the money he collects to charities, orphanages, churches, and monasteries. He is respected world-wide for his humble and selfless deeds. In 2009 he donated 35 700 leva (then approximately 20 000 Euro) to the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, the largest donation to the Cathedral made by an individual until then.
He was born on 20 July 1914 in the village of Baylovo. His father died in World War I, and he was raised by his mother. In one of the bombings of Sofia during Second World War a bomb fell near him and he lost almost all his hearing.
Over the years Elder Dobri became detached from the material aspects of life and devoted himself entirely to the spirit ...
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Vlado is homeless. He is a sculptor. He works with ceramics, but as he said :
-Chinese buisness screwed human art !
Vlado is not of the people you will encounter while you drink your drink in the disco.
Vlado is not a man who will be invited on holiday with you.
Vlado is not a man ...
Vlado is invisible, at least for most people. In fact, if you have the courage to look yourself in the "mirror ", you will find that you and Vlado do not differ much. Few are those who would admit it, right?
Vlado doesn't talk about himself, although it 's clear he needs a friend to chat with.
Vlado is a real man! Meet Vlado!
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