A British tourist has changed the life of a Turkish hotel bellboy after leaving him the majority of a substantial inheritance.
Charles George Courtney stayed at the Korumar Hotel De Luxe in Aydin, Turkey, every year for vacation.
Taskin Dasdan, who has worked as a bellboy in the hotel for 31 years, struck up a friendship with Charles.
“We treat everyone the same. However, Charles George Courtney loved us very much. When he came to the hotel after a meeting, he would even entrust his money to me and ask me what I needed,” Taskin told Turiz Majansi.
When Charles died earlier this year, his family was stunned to find that he left a significant part of his fortune to some of the hotel staff, especially Taşkın.
“He treated us as if we were part of his own family,” said Taskin. “He even contributed to the education of my children…Of course we were emotional.”
But never in his wildest dreams did Taskin think he would get a call from the UK to say he had been left a small fortune by the tourist.
Although the exact amount of money left to Taskin is unknown, it is enough so that he will “never have to work a day in his life again”.