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IN People ON 29 Nov, 2016
At any given point of time, we're all going through problems. Job-related problems, financial problems, family issues, mental illness, or even a tragic break-up. But also, at any given point of time, we're much luckier than so many people around us. We are healthy, we have functioning limbs, and we have an amazing brain that we can do so much with.
Humans were made to be good to each other, and it seems like the basic thing we were taught to do, we've forgotten it. We could do so much for one another, but there are tremendous social and physical barriers that are created by us, that stop us from helping one another.
But that didn't happen with this heroic act by a simple Mumbai guy, Amod Sarang. He tends to visit Starbucks outlets in Mumbai to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee now and then. But one day, he decided to bring a poor boy living on the streets to Starbucks with him.
Let's find out how Amod's story took place.
He's a regular guy from Mumbai who leads a normal life by hanging out with his friends and going for his job.
About a week ago, Amod shared his story on his Facebook account. He admitted that this wasn't the first time that he did such a thing, but he wanted to use social media as a tool to get the word out.
He visits the Starbucks outlets very often, and one day he found a poor little boy outside on the streets of Colaba, Mumbai, and decided to take him along. The little boy walked in very confidently and pointed at the cheesecakes out there.
But before that, Amod took him to the washroom so that he could wash his hands. The little boy was surprised to see that it was so clean and he couldn't contain his happiness. The boy started playing with the water and splashed it around.
He had to get his story out there so that he could be an inspiration for people. If a regular person from Mumbai can do so much in so little time, we could also achieve great things for our fellow beings who need our help.
We don't need to aspire to make great changes overnight; we just have to do the little things that count. There are definitely a hundred things bothering us in the course of our day, but there are people who require help more than us.
Helping people doesn't require many efforts or assets, but just a simple thought. Amod Sarang taught us that helping people is the easiest thing we can do in our lives.