Many of us who encounter children in tattered clothes begging at traffic signals and busy intersections in big cities, often look the other way. We are afraid any money we give may be used by an alcoholic father, or to buy drugs, or simply be taken away by the person who sent them to beg in the first place. And although we would love to buy them a meal, we are often to busy to get down from our cars to do so.
Visha Suchde, who stocks numerous packets of Parle G biscuits in her car to give to impoverished children, tweeted this picture on social media and received an overwhelming response.
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
The tweet inspired around 3,000 netizens on Twitter to appreciate her thoughtful gesture and other people shared their individual experiences of doing the same:
— Nandini (@_NAN_DINI) September 28, 2016
@vishasuchde Your tweet rekindled sweet memories of when we used to stock our car with my MIL's handmade chikki. Must do so, again. 🙂
— Pervin Sanghvi (@pervinsanghvi) September 28, 2016
— Vishwaraj Jadeja (@vishwarajjadeja) September 28, 2016
my cousin in Bangalore also does this. giant parle G pack always in his car. the number of people whove been fed by Parle G is amazing https://t.co/qe9Qdmtwat
— Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) September 28, 2016
Great I keep cream biscuits coz of one incident where I gave a small girl cream one and she was so happy that can't be expressed in words.. https://t.co/lNVKH52I8M
— Rajnish Sood (@Rajnish_Sood_) September 28, 2016
I keep them for street dogs ?& they feel good & bless me for it. ?
— Sandeep Modi (@sandeepmodi_in) September 28, 2016
Her generosity also moved other people to emulate this act of kindness :
@vishasuchde Thank you, great idea. I will follow with stocking lots of seasonal fruits before I hit the highway next time.
— Pramod Pathak (@ppathak_) September 28, 2016
Thts wonderful gesture. I too will follow it now. Car to nahi hai par Backpack mein rakkhungi ? https://t.co/xGx3zlgMVd
— garima (@gsgarima36) September 28, 2016