- A photo of a Syrian refugee selling pens in the streets of Beirut went viral in 2015
- The photo of Abdul Halim al-Attar sparked a fundraising effort that raised $190,000
- Attar used the money to open restaurants that employee refugees
(CNN)They had searched for days for the so-called "pen-seller of Beirut." Now, the activists stood in the doorway of Abdul Halim al-Attar's dingy apartment.