In last week’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host discussed the Syrian refugee ‘crisis’ in Europe. After seeing 16-year-old refugee Nujeen Mustaffa confess she spoke English so well because she used to watch Days of Our Lives, an American soap opera, Oliver got the soap’s cast to record a scene especially for her.
Mustaffa’s favourite characters were Sami and E.J. who had been written out of the show, but who made a reprise for Nujeen Mustaffa.
The scene starts at 15 minutes and 36 seconds into Oliver’s show.
A visibly emotional Mustaffa told BBC from a German refugee camp: “I am so happy. I just finished my go with E.J. and Sami. This is my lucky day.” Mustafa, who suffers from cerebral palsy and who is wheelchair-bound, wants to become an astronaut.