How many times, do we take a moment out of our busy schedules and privileged lives to think of those, who are not as lucky? Those kids living on the streets, with not a morsel to eat, fighting for their survival, need a helping hand.
Here is a story shared by Mumbai-based martial arts trainer Amod Sarang, who met little Deepak, on Facebook. Sarang gave a detailed account of his rendezvous with Deepak who was staying on the streets of Colaba, a posh area in South Mumbai.
So last night my friend and I walked into this little one named Deepak. He lives on the streets of Colaba. When we first approached Deepak, he was really scared and didn’t smile at us but after I took him in my arms and spoke to him for a bit, he got comfortable in no time and agreed to come to Starbucks with us. He entered the place like a boss and said he always wanted to know what happens inside. On asking him what he wanted to eat, he quickly pointed to the cheesecakes. Not one but two! Before he could start eating I took him to the washroom to wash his hands. I have never seen anyone get so happy entering a washroom. He couldn’t believe how clean the water was and joyfully kept splashing water on his face.
Sarang writes about how his little gesture, helped spread joy in the life of this little boy. All of us, live our lives, oblivious to other people’s needs and sufferings. It is time we helped others around us, even if it means buying them a lunch, for a day. Sarang understood the power of social media and thus, decided to spread this positive message on Facebook. He writes,
This isn’t the first time I’ve done something like this but definitely the first time I’m putting it up on Facebook as I’ve recently understood the power of social media. The whole point is to value the things we have and also creating value. We waste food and water all the time. Some of us don’t even like sharing our food. Its not about taking them to fancy places, it’s about touching more lives and encouraging and empowering them to lead a better life. No fancy car or dress would make you feel so good about yourself. We all have a gift apart from the things we want to achieve in life , my gift is healing.
In conversation with ScoopWhoop, he said,
Our generation is a very materialistic one. There are somethings that we can all do if we try. I have always helped people and this was the first time I decided to put it up and tell others about it. This is my way of giving back to the universe and the earth.
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What a heartwarming story. Imagine if each one of us does one kind thing everyday. Won’t the world become a better place to live?