Malala has a sweet meeting with an elderly stranger at the Broadway show

Malala Yousafzai had a sweet run-in with a stranger while attending a performance of “The Kite Runner” on Broadway in New York City on Thursday.

An insider tells Vidak For Congress exclusively that after closing the curtains, an elderly woman walked past the Pakistan-born education activist with her carer, who recognized Malala immediately.

“Do you know who this is?” the concierge asked.

The elderly woman turned to the 25-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who is often referred to only by her first name, and asked, “Who are you?”

“My name is Malala,” she replied.

When the nickname didn’t ring a bell, the elder asked, “How am I supposed to know you?”

Malala and Amir Arison.
Malala went backstage and met the cast of the show, including actor Amir Arison.
Tricia Baron

“I’ve written a book,” Malala replied, to which the woman, clearly not pleased with the answer, asked for the title.

“‘I Am Malala,'” replied the Oxford University graduate, referring to her best-selling memoir of 2013.

At that point, another member of Malala’s group intervened to bolster the human rights activist’s status.

“She’s also a Nobel Peace Prize winner,” the friend added.

“Good for you. Congratulations,” the older woman replied before setting off.


Malala published a bestselling memoir in 2013.


Malala published a bestselling memoir in 2013.

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Malala won the prize in 2014 at the age of 17, making her the youngest Nobel laureate in the world.

The Malala Fund co-founder appeared to be enjoying the Broadway show as she went backstage to pose for photos with the cast, including lead actor Amir Arison.

Also spotted at the same performance was “Harold and Kumar” actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn.

Malala, for her part, was in the Big Apple on September 16, 17 and 19 for the United Nations’ Transforming Education Summit.

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