After fleeing from Syria, Kinan went to Berlin in 2015, where he met the Jellineks. The Jewish family, who met Kinan through an NGO, took him in despite their language barriers — they did not speak any Arabic, and Kinan spoke no German.
As the video above states, they soon learned to "make it work." Over time Kinan learned German and integrated himself into the family. He even helps them cook for Shabbat sometimes, and makes them Syrian meals.
"I think we can learn a lot from each other," says Rosa Jellinek. "And that I can learn a lot from Kinan. That we learn to move towards each other, that we leave prejudices behind, that we learn to help each other."