In India, stopping at a traffic signal means meeting beggars – An old lady in tattered clothes begging for money so that her husband’s medical condition gets better; little children begging for food and making it evident by pointing towards their stomach; or an old limping man who just needs money to make ends meet.
Whenever we encounter this, we either shun them by rolling over our tinted car windows or reluctantly reaching for our wallet to part away with some loose coins.
A woman posted a photo on Twitter and made us think otherwise. Her deed will inspire you to help beggars, every time they tap at your car windows or pull your sleeves.
Here’s what she tweeted:
This always stays in my car. So no one that comes knocking at my window, goes back empty handed pic.twitter.com/aLpNNZBNc1
— V (@vishasuchde) September 28, 2016
Parle G doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and it’s the best way to ensure the beggars don’t go empty handed.
Her tweet got an overwhelming response: some of them hailed her move and most of them pledged to help the beggars in the same way.
I think I should do this too.
— Suresh Belgundi (@sbelgundi) September 28, 2016
— Nandini (@_NAN_DINI) September 28, 2016
I've it for feeding stray dogs
— ரௌத்திரம் பழகு (@vanithaj) September 28, 2016
@TweetErrant My dad does that too. However I tried it once and this little boy threw it back at the car and said give money 😒
— Riya (@gulabiglares) September 28, 2016
That's lovely. Best thing to give away to the outstretched hands on the roads. 👍👏
— Nikhil (@red_devil22) September 28, 2016
Well, haven’t all of us learned a lesson in humanity today?
If the beggar throws the biscuits and asks for money instead, don’t blame us! ?