Some people never take time off from giving back to others.
Alaa, an ambulance driver in Syria, spends his hours on duty tending to the human victims of the country's civil war, but off-hours, he makes it a priority to care for more than 150 abandoned cats as well, Reuters reported.
Residents fled Aleppo -- the largest city in the country -- due to shelling from forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Now their cats have been left to roam the streets. Lucky for some of these abandoned felines, this generous man decided to step in.
Alaa feeding the cats in the Masaken Hanano neighborhood on Sept. 24, 2014
Alaa spends about $4 each day to feed the cats in Aleppo's Masaken Hanano neighborhood, and has done so for the past two months, according to Reuters. He takes the money from his savings to keep them well-fed with raw meat scraps he buys daily.
Alaa holding one of the stray cats on Sept. 24, 2014
The darkest of times call for people like Alaa to shed a light of optimism and kindness for others.