Dubai: A video telling the story of “Uncle Salem”, the oldest tea seller in the Jazan region of Saudi Arabia, has gained wide popularity on social media platforms, Saudi media reported.
Famous Saudi Snapchat star Yahya Rayani posted the music video to Twitter, telling the story of the 90-year-old tea seller, nicknamed “Uncle Salem” by his customers.
In his video, Rayani says: “Uncle Salem is the oldest tea seller in Jazan where he has been in the business for 70 years. He was 20 years old when the late King Saud bin Abdul Aziz came to power.
“Uncle Salem” is known to most of Jazan’s inhabitants who love to come to his shop and enjoy his peaceful and tranquil surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, said Rayani.
The video shows Uncle Salem moving slowly due to his advanced age, while brewing tea for his customers.
Rayani emphasizes that the tearoom has become a preferred destination for many who want to enjoy simplicity and serenity. Uncle Salem only opens his shop after afternoon prayer or after sunset.
The video was reposted and shared by social media users, who expressed sympathy and love for Uncle Salem.