In an interview with BuzzFeed, Ayman says that he was going to meet someone through OfferUp to buy an iPhone 7 Plus.
After his phone was stolen, a second group of people allegedly approached Ayman pretending like they sympathized with him and offered to help. They walked him to his car and ended up stealing that, too. Apparently, they were friends of the original robbers.
Ayman's friends were shaken by the incident and started thinking of ways they could help their brother out. So they decided to replace everything he had lost.
One of Ayman's close friends, Waleed Mahdawi, said that him and about a dozen other friends, who are mostly college students, made such a grand gesture to send a strong message: that love, brotherhood, and generosity will always trump hate.
"My group of friends and I decided we should reimburse him with everything that he had stolen from him. We want to make a difference in our community and we want to send out a message that love truly beats hate. "
"I'm truly blessed for having my friends visit me the next day, but I wasn't expecting for them to bring me everything that I lost."
Pretty slick way to capitalize on a truly kind gesture. (h/t buzzfeed)