4 Impactful & Simple Acts of Humanity
It takes very little to bring a difference in somebody’s life.
One night we were working late at the office. A major project was to be submitted to a client who was of great importance. As would be expected, we lost track of time and our appetite was the last thing on our mind. Somewhere around midnight the lot of us started to get hungry. I myself was now growing restless, I came to realise that we had starved the entire day. We drove to the city, bought food from one of our favourite restaurants and were heading back to the office when one of my friends’ caught sight of a little boy sitting on the street with his younger sister. It seemed like they were among the migrant workers who found themselves stranded in the night on the walk back to their hometowns as a result of the lockdown which had cost their family jobs. We spoke to them and found out that they had walked over 30 miles so far, with little to no food. Without a second thought, we handed over our parcels and continued towards the office. It was disheartening to see kids who’re supposed to be in school, stranded on the street.
We had run out of cash and now had no food, so we came into terms with the fact that all of us would have to starve until morning — at least the kids wouldn’t have to sleep hungry. But something weird happened, we weren’t hungry anymore… We were so happy that we had offered a hand to the kids, that nothing seemed to matter at the moment.
As of now, 1.6 crore salaried jobs have been lost and I’m presuming a lot more are not even on the records. While some of us are privileged enough to stay within the comforts of the wealth we or our loved ones have accumulated, there are a million others counting on what’s left of their savings and hoping for better days.
I keep wondering if I should even worry about what is happening (I can’t help but do that) or pretend not to see, just like the others who’re not directly affected… I have a job that gives me enough salary to clear my bills and a family to come home to. That’s when I heard my consciousness speak.