March 1st, 2015
I had gone to Domino’s to buy myself a taco! While I was standing at the counter and placing my order I saw two little hands trying to find their way through the crowd to get their order which had just gotten ready.
I was in a hurry so I quickly placed my order and being told to wait for 15 minutes I started looking for a chair in the jam packed place that Domino’s becomes on Sundays. I was unable to find any when I suddenly saw 1 chair empty at a table where these two were happily chatting and having their pizza. I asked them if I could sit there and Tuqlaq (the child on the right) was quick to smilingly say, “haan didi aap beth jaiye”.
I sat there, took out my phone in a bid to pass some time and not even a minute had passed when these two paused eating and pushed that small pizza before me and asked “didi aap bi khaoge?” Sigh!
It was just overwhelming. I was so deeply touched. I got to know that Tuglaq and Kasim had been saving money since the past few MONTHS to have this tiny pizza which they confessed that they absolutely loved.. I couldn’t help but think that in-spite of the fact that they are so hunger stricken, they don’t know me, have just this 1 small pizza to share amongst BOTH of them for which they have been saving since such a long time, these kids had a heart to share it with me. They might not have a big pocket like many of us but they had a really big heart.
I told them to keep having their pizza and hold on with their funny stories ,which they were telling me and I just got up, (recollecting that these two, while taking their order, had asked the price of a choco mousse but having counted their money they had realised that they didn’t have enough of it and had walked away)
I went to the counter, bought that tasty choco mousse and gave it to them.
The smile on their faces was just inexplicable and their mouths didn’t stop even for a second then until that thing got over.
Some beautiful things happen in the most unexpected times with the most unexpected people!?
– Rishika Gaur