1srThe father of a Saudi bride has been reaping praise from social media users after he  asked a young man for 1 Saudi riyal as dowry.

The decision comes after the father was moved to hear that the groom lost themoney he intended to pay as dowry, in an accident, Sabq news reported.

The young man was reportedly on his way to his future father-in-law’s house when he got involved in an accident and the money that was intended to be given as dowry was stolen at the scene.

The average dowry in Saudi Arabian families amounts to several hundreds of thousands of riyals and wedding bills are inflated by ornate clothes, lavish receptions and dinner banquets.