I may have missed the last Friday of this month, which is dedicated to WATWB and spreading the word of humanity on TPC, but I’m here now. Better late than never, right? 😉
For those of you who may be learning about We Are The World Blogfest for the first time, it’s an initiative to counter the dark and disturbing news in the media with stories that spread the message of love, harmony, goodwill, brotherhood and tolerance. In short – stories of humanity.
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This month’s story is about compassion and taking initiative. I had received, about a month back, a WhatsApp forward from an Uncle of mine about an act of kindness by strangers towards a mother-daughter duo who boarded the train to a wrong university and were thus stranded in a different city. Later, I read the story in other newspapers as well. Befittingly, it has been in circulation for some time now.
After reading their story, I knew right away I wanted to share it with the WATWB family and with my readers too because acts like these, that are born purely out of compassion and goodwill must be propagated to serve as an example for all of us.
In short, the Mother-Daughter duo arrived in Chennai seeking admission for the Daughter to Anna Arangam University, which is not in Chennai in fact but in Coimbatore. They had been wandering on the streets, when some morning walkers spotted them and after learning about their bad luck, they not only helped them with food, they also arranged for flight tickets for both of them so the girl could make it to the university before counselling and admissions closed down. She not only made it in time, thanks to their effort and contribution, for her counselling session at the right university, she secured admission as well.
Does it not give you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside that every heartwarming story does? Does this story not make you feel that angels walk amongst us in the skins of humans? It just goes to show that if you decide that you will do some good, no matter how much it costs and no matter if it may be late, you can still do a world of good for someone. For that lost girl who comes from an uneducated shepherd family from a village, these good Samaritans have made her life!
Please, be a part of the WATWB family and help us spread the light in these dark times. Becuase a little goes a long way and you never know who you may be helping by your little deeds of kindness.
Copyright © Pradita Kapahi, 2018.
Image Source: News18.