You may be well past the age to believe in Christmas miracles, but for this 107-year-old woman, a Christmas wish did come true.
A young woman, Dipali Sikand, from Bengaluru took to Twitter to express her 107-year-old grandmother’s birthday request – to meet the ‘handsome politician’, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi.
Much to the surprise of both granddaughter and grandmother, Rahul Gandhi did respond to that tweet, by wishing the old lady a happy birthday accompanied with a virtual hug!
Dear Dipali, Please wish your beautiful grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas. Please also give her a big hug from me. Best, Rahul. https://t.co/lcp8NUa8Di— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 25, 2017
While this was a sweet gesture in itself, Rahul Gandhi added a cherry on the cake by calling up and extending a personal wish over the phone as well.
Obviously the old lady was ecstatic, and Dipali took to Twitter, that had originally started the whole thing, to express her gratitude as well.
And as if this was not enough @OfficeOfRG Mr.Gandhi called and personally wished my Nani!! This is #TrueHumaness. Thank you all of you for the blessings for her . Each one of them matter. https://t.co/ftvZ1pmhsJ— Dipali Sikand (@SikandDipali) December 25, 2017
This gesture was not lost on Twitterati either, who commended Rahul on the same.
Seriously RG is a gem of a human being. He makes us belive that amid all d negativity n hatred there is a lot of love and sweetness on this planet .— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) December 25, 2017
Rahul Gandhi rocks— Monalisa Banerjee (@MonalisaIYC) December 25, 2017
Genuine compassion, and empathy are the true mark of a politician. pic.twitter.com/cuUdJANhh0— INC_Tharoorian (@Tharoorian_INC) December 25, 2017
Lots of love and regards to your Nani on her birthday. What you said is right. Rahul Gandhi is a man with a big heart. His generosity, kindness & down-to-earth attitude is what sets him apart from other politicians. India needs a mass leader like him to keep the country united. pic.twitter.com/ouSenHDt1k— Rofl Republic (@i_theindian) December 25, 2017
Wow just wow!But not too surprising… Rahul Gandhi is a true human… He takes all of us together..I wish the best for you, prayer for your Nani to enjoy more such moments..— KilaFateh #INC (@KilaFateh) December 25, 2017
@OfficeOfRG God bless you.Want u to know that we’re so very proud of you.Long live the man with the golden heart 💛— Bose Shruti (@Tinni_Aphrodite) December 25, 2017
Wow!! Lucky Nani 👌— K Padma Rani (@KPadmaRani1) December 25, 2017
Social media can’t be all that bad, when such sweet things can be accomplished via Twitter!