Sharing a heart-wrenching story of a Zomato executive, 18-year-old Aditya Sharma took to Twitter to bring attention to an incident that baffled his mind. The delivery guy showed up on time with his order. But that’s not the strange part. He arrived on a bicycle amidst the scorching heatwave the country is undergoing. At the time, the temperature of his city Rajasthan was around 42 degrees celsius. Curious, he inquired about his life and what he found out was even more moving.
Read it here:
Today my order got delivered to me on time and to my surprise, this time the delivery boy was on a bicycle. today my city temperature is around 42 °C in this scorching heat of Rajasthan he delivered my order on time— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
I asked for some information about him so 1/ pic.twitter.com/wZjHdIzI8z
His name is DURGA MEENA, 31 years old. he has been delivering for 4 months and earning 10k around a month. Durga is a teacher and he is into teaching for the past 12 years— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
during covid, he lost his job of teaching in a school and he was talking with me in English. he has done 2/
he has done his bachelor's in BCOM and wants to pursue MCOM but due to his financial condition, he started to work with zomato .— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
He knows everything about the internet Durga told me he wants to have his own laptop with good wifi so he can teach students online because 3/
because everything is turning towards online— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
he has taken loans and fulfilling loans from various banks. and tires to save money to purchase a bike
So I asked about that he requires a bike to which he said ; 4/
sir abhi din me 10-12 delivery hojaati hai and saans lene ka time nhi hota agar bike miljaaye toh sir toh bahut aaram hojaygha and said sir if you can manage my downpayment. i will pay my EMI myself and I will return your downpayment within 4 months with interest 5/— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
guys, I want to raise crowdfunding of 75k I know its a huge amount but if this reaches 75k people and each person gives 1 rs we can fulfill his wish of having a bike— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
even he said he will return all the money of downpayment SUCH AN HARDWORKING PERSON
DETAILS BELOW. 6/
Twitterati was touched by this story and quickly assembled to get Durga Meena the bike he deserved:
@CoreenaSuares2 What a heartwarming story Coreena. What does a bike mean to us vs someone else. What does a laptop mean to us vs someone else. Why not someone run a campaign to also source second hand laptops (that we no longer use) and give to someone who use for livelihood.— Radikal Talks (@radikaltalks) April 12, 2022
A small contribution towards this.. more power to him.— ᴠɪɴᴀʏ (@vinayG__) April 11, 2022
You my friend .. are doing an amazing job, making sure it reaches at least few more people from my side pic.twitter.com/AGeMRWh1ts
Great to see you my peoples doing things for good cause— Book Info 📚 (@BookInfo19) April 11, 2022
Done my bit also pic.twitter.com/JOFEiqPspK
Since he is educated and want to peruse his study, I can offer him a respectful job of showroom coordinator, check with him and DM me— 𝓢𝓑 🏜🇮🇳 (@tea_n_beer) April 11, 2022
we need to learn empathy. Always look things from other person perspective. If we are privileged then nothing more can we achieve other then sharing our fourtune.Don’t forget this land gave birth to people like Swami Vivekananda who used give away even clothes he was wearing— 🇮🇳 Jai 🇺🇦 (@jaigreat555) April 11, 2022
I'm exceptionally amazed & feeling extremely emotional to see my Indian brothers so humane and helpful that in such a short fraction of time they contributed the amount to help someone in need.— Free Thinker (@classified_idi) April 11, 2022
That's something rare nowadays.
Thats reason of indian's prosperity.❤️&Peace🇮🇳from 🇵🇰
.@Adityaaa_Sharma की @Twitter ID में सिर्फ 230 फॉलोवर्स हैं. पर #DeliveryMan की मदद के लिए की गयी उनकी ट्वीट को हज़ारों रेस्पॉन्स मिले हैं.— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) April 11, 2022
People say SM is full of Negativity, but there are wonderful people in this thread, the true flag bearers of #HelpChain & #RealLifeHeroes. https://t.co/Tf25ZsRYAw
Has he reached his goal? Do update with a picture of his bike once done 🙂— •• Saloni Malhotra •• (@salonimalhotra) April 11, 2022
Hundreds of people contributed to the noble initiative and I’m delighted to say, Durga Meena achieved his target in a matter of hours! If you want to find out what bike he purchased, stay tuned and keep an eye on Aditya’s Twitter account.
Guys there is an update— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 11, 2022
Please he is a very humble man
He is requesting not to send money
It's enough amount for him !
He was crying and telling me
Aaj bhagwan ko dekh liya sir
We have already closed fundraising at 8 pm still people are giving pic.twitter.com/iQ6Pz4XAkl
Update: Durga Meena finally bought himself a bike!
✅❤️— Aditya Sharma (@Adityaaa_Sharma) April 12, 2022
All thanks to you guys.
He was emotional during buying bike ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XTgu17byOm