This is Garima, a 28-year-old who lives in Delhi.
Like any other 20-something, she enjoys traveling with friends.
Earlier this year, she went to Rishikesh with her gang.
But in a freak bus accident, she ended up fracturing two bones in her neck.
Her friends did what friends do best; they took care of her and made sure she got immediate medical help.
But the fracture meant she had to wear a brace for the next 4-5 months.
Garima told ScoopWhoop: “Initially, I had some really bad days when I had to lie down straight on my back all day. I kept questioning, ‘Why did this happen to me?’, ‘Did I do something bad that this was Karma?’ But a friend of mine made me realize how I was lucky to have gotten away with only fractures since spinal injuries can end up in paralysis or even death.”
Fast forward to her birthday, and she really wasn’t looking forward to celebrating while wearing a brace.
Which is when her friends turned up and did this:
Yes, all of them wore neck collars to make Garima feel better!
“Ten of them were wearing neck collars and it looked like a ‘Neck pain society’ meeting but it was the sweetest thing! They did that just because they didn’t want me to feel bad on my birthday. For them, it might have been a small thing but they have no idea how good they made me feel and how I’ll never forget that moment when I saw them,” Garima said.
That’s one way to sum up friendship, isn’t it?