Mesut Ozil And His Wife Fed 16,000 Homeless People On Their Wedding Day

Mesut Ozil and his wife Amine Gülşe celebrated their marriage by giving to those in need on their special day.

The happy couple tied the knot at the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday. And through the Turkish Red Crescent charity, they donated their wedding food to the homeless, ensuring 16,000 people, including Syrian refugees, were fed.

Kerem Kinik, who heads up the initiative, said those in need were thankful and wished Mr and Mrs Ozil "a lifelong happiness".

This is one of two amazing gestures from Ozil and his other half as part of their wedding celebrations. Prior to the ceremony, the two pledged to pay for the surgeries of 1000 children in need through their link with the charity BigShoe.

"Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for tomorrow's wedding. As a professional footballer I am in a fortunate and privileged position," Ozil wrote.

"However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our hearts that we will undertake with BigShoe.

"Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1000 children in need. I'd be happy if in addition, many more treatments all over the world can be fulfilled."

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