WATWB: Walking On The Right Path

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? πŸ˜‰

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.

Our kind hosts this month are,

Β Shilpa Garg,Β Simon Falk,Β Mary J Giese,Β Dan Antion, and DamyantiΒ Biswas

Should you like to join this Blogfest, Β click hereΒ  and follow the instructions provided. And see you next month’s last Friday.

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.

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Source: News18

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 toΒ 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.

This is the link to the full story.

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.


CopyrightΒ Β© Pradita Kapahi, 2018.

Image Source: News18.

 

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “WATWB: Walking On The Right Path

  1. Don’t worry about being late, Pradita. You have left us with a story true to the spirit of WATWB. We are grateful. How awful that such a young lady may have missed an opportunity to begin uni life. How wonderful that kind people helped her get there. Thanks for this story and for supporting our WATWB.

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    • Thank you Simon for encouraging people like me to join this noble cause. Indeed, Uni life is an important experience and I’m glad this girl will have the opportunity to experience this because of the generosity and quick thinking of some kind-hearted individuals. I hope this story will inspire more of us to do good. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi Pradita – no wonder they got ‘lost’ – and how amazing is the rest of the story … just brilliant to read about. And then their determination to pay back their ‘angels’ … As Simon says … just perfect for the WAWTB … loved reading it and understanding the difference between the two universities. The daughter will never forget this act of kindness to her at the start of her University life – the shepherd’s daughter is one special child, as well as a lucky one. Wonderful – thank you – cheers Hilary

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    • I agree with all that you and Simon have written in praise of their kind act, Hilary. I’m sure the girl will grow up to be a positive and generous person because she has seen these two traits in absolute strangers. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚

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  3. I wouldn’t worry about being late, this is a wonderful story to share. We read so much about about people showing hatred to others, it’s so good to see a story about people helping people in need. Thanks for sharing this, and for participating in WATWB.

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