The story of a tea-seller on the Humans of Bombay page, talking about how taking his kids to McDonald's made him feel like a hero, is going viral on Facebook.
For most of us, walking into a McDonald’s outlet for a burger is a casual affair, and the fast food joint is one amongst a host of other options. We walk in, order our food and proceed to snarf it down in the span of a moment, forgetting to realise the privilege associated with this act.
However, for some people, being able to step into a McDonald’s outlet and order something off their menu is a dream come true.
A tea-seller in Mumbai was able to do just that after he had a fruitful day at work.
“When were you the happiest?”
“There was some event happening at a big hotel nearby. And after lunch everyone wanted…
Posted by Humans of Bombay on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Humans of Bombay is a Facebook page, which chronicles the unique stories of the many, many residents of the city.
When this tea-seller was asked when he had been the happiest, his reply was as follows—
“There was some event happening at a big hotel nearby, and after lunch everyone wanted chai. That day I made more money than I make in a month. I took my wife and kids to McDonald’s for the first time and bought the kids their own burgers with the toys in it. My kids looked at me like I was their hero! That’s the happiest day of my life.”
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The heartwarming post received several likes, and many people commented saying that the post had brightened up their day.
Gopi Shah, a commenter, responded to the post saying, “What we take for granted could be someone’s happiest moments of life. His story makes me more grateful to God for whatever I’m blessed with. Thanks, HOB for sharing this story.”
Another person, Tanaya KarDong said, “Let’s not forget its about the little things, putting a smile on your loved one’s face, on your parents’, kid’s face …such innocent love, this is the basic truth of life.”
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)