On Friday, 21st December, Purshottam D, a resident of Mumbai, was travelling to Pune on a bus. When he reached his destination at approximately 10:00 p.m., he realised that someone had picked his pocket.
Purshottam was left without any cash or ID. The distance from the stop to his next destination, Parvati, in Pune, was about 12 km and with no other option left, he decided to walk.
The Mumbai resident was walking for over an hour, when he was approached by Dyaneshwar Bombade, an Uber Eats delivery boy, who was on his way to deliver an order.
Speaking to Pune Mirror, Purshottam said, “The experience was most traumatic, as I had lost a wallet with all my cash and cards in it. I began walking to where I was supposed to stay, which was 12km away…
Finally, over an hour later, around 11.15 pm, Uber Eats delivery partner Dnyaneshwar Bombade came to my rescue.
I travelled 8 km with Dnyaneshwar, who made me feel comfortable and helped beyond his means without expecting anything in return.”
While Dnyaneshwar could not ignore Purshottam, who was reportedly limping on the road in the middle of the night, he also had to think about his customers who were waiting for their dinner.
“While I was passing Pashan circle, I stopped when I saw a man was unable to walk properly, as his leg was hurt. When I checked if he needed help, he told me it would be of great help if I could drop him somewhere near University Road, as he had already been walking for quite some time.
However, I insisted that I would drop him nearest to his place of stay, as I had two orders lined up for delivery,” he explained.
Dnyaneshwar, a commerce student, is originally from Latur in Maharashtra. He is currently enrolled in a Masters course and works as a delivery agent at nights.
“I felt bad that he would have to roam around the whole city with me, so I called up the customer and asked to wait just 15-20 minutes extra, saying the order would be delivered a little later than expected—and they agreed… It was really not a big deal- just a small act of humanity. I try and help as many people as I can,” Dnyaneshwar said.
If not for Dnyaneshwar, perhaps Purshottam would have walked for hours before finally reaching his destination. It is such small kind deeds that truly restore our faith in people.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)