When we say people from all walks of life are doing their bit to help in these testing times, we really mean it.
And, this includes the Twitter army too.
A 12-year-old migrant boy who took shelter in a park, amid the lockdown, was reunited with his family, all thanks to some Twitter users who made this possible.
The 12-year-old migrant boy was left by his parents with a relative when the lockdown was imposed but, soon he was thrown him out of the house, on the streets, to fend for himself. With nowhere to go, the boy was forced to stay in a park in Dwarka, all by himself.
His parents, who are migrant labourers, left Delhi for their hometown in Bihar hoping to return to take their son back home but things didn’t go as planned.
IPS Officer Arun Bothra took to Twitter to share the young boy’s story. In a series of threads, he explains how people on Twitter came forward to help the boy.
Magic of Twitter. A short story.— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) May 23, 2020
A migrant couple staying in Delhi left for their home in Bihar before the lockdown. They left their 12 years old child with a relative. But the family soon threw him out. With nowhere to go the child moved to a park in Dwarka and stayed there… pic.twitter.com/Gk1QxYb25I
The kind lady kept sending him food for weeks, until her efforts were noticed by Sneha, an animal activist.
…While feeding stray dogs a lady Yogita saw the child. She sent food for him for weeks together. Moved by his plight @Sneha37891894 tweeted about the child tagging @indiacares_2020.https://t.co/XYuljqCdwY— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) May 23, 2020
A train was available from Patna but the family was in Samastipur… pic.twitter.com/cQnz25whHo
Through her sources, Sneha found out that the boy’s parents were stranded in Bihar’s Samastipur district and they can’t make it to Delhi anytime soon.
Moved by his plight, Sneha tweeted about the boy and tagged India Cares, urging them to reunite the boy with his parents.
A kid in Delhi needs to be reunited with parents in Samastipur. His parents left before lockdown and left kid with his https://t.co/Z8iylFMjmq disupte happend and kid is now living in park.His meals are managed by a friend but Streets are not safe. @indiacares_2020 @arunbothra— Sneha (@Sneha37891894) May 20, 2020
@Sanjay97odisha arranged for their travel to Patna. @indiacares_2020 arranged the tickets. The family reached Delhi today morning and met the child in the park.— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) May 23, 2020
Moral of the story: You may not have money or position to help people but tagging someone on Twitter is easy & free 😊 pic.twitter.com/IoHhcIrlWM
Twitter was left in tears after hearing this story.
So nice to hear positive stories like these— #StayHome (@ExSecular) May 23, 2020
Wow.. this is true use of social media👍— नेत्रा डाऊ 🙏🇮🇳 (@onlyonenetra) May 23, 2020
U people r doing great job.. Touched to know the story and at the same time feeling happy for happy ending.. May god bless everyone who helped this kid.. ❤️❤️❤️🙌— Bigg Boss Fan ❤️Fan of #AsimRiaz (@BiggBos49544525) May 23, 2020
Thanks for helping 🙏— Soumyapriya🇮🇳 ಸೌಮ್ಯಪ್ರಿಯಾ🌼 (@iamS_Priya) May 23, 2020
Sadly hurting but efforts do yield results 🙏🙏— JP 🇮🇳 (@JPulasaria) May 23, 2020
The pictures are heart wrenching, thanks to you @arunbothra sir and everyone in the team @indiacares_2020 the kid got to meet his parents. You all are doing a great job. Thank you, More power to you 🙌— Neha Shah (@NehaSha88680058) May 23, 2020
What a heartwarming story! This is the happy ending the young boy deserves.