Harshita Sharma - 62

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

A few years back, I was in a hostel and was excited about going home for Holi vacations. I planned reunions and parties with my friends. Finally, I packed my bags and went to the station. I was sitting there waiting to board the train. Inside, I found a 5-year-old boy; he was blind and poor. He was cleaning the couch and asking everyone for money. Suddenly, a group of people bullied him, making fun of him by making his video. I was getting angry with this behaviour and shouted at all of them to stop bullying him, at least if they can’t help. Then I asked the boy that why did he need money. He replied, “Didi bohot bhook lag rhi hai”. I waited for the next station and got some food for him. He enjoyed the food very much. I was happy to see the smile on his face. One member of that group who was bullying him realized his mistake and gifted him some chocolates. That was the first time I brought a smile to someone’s face.