It’s not often that we come across people who are truly looking out for the lowly, for the “rag pickers” of this world. Akhilesh Kumar is one of those people.
We get so caught up in our privileged lives and first-world problems that it’s pretty easy to forget that there are those who are fighting for their next meal. But this is a need that Kumar saw when he sat down for dinner at Hotel Sabrina in Kerala.
After a long day of meetings, he placed his order. As his dinner arrived at the table, he saw a tiny pair of eyes peering through the window. He noticed they were the eyes of a little ragpicker who was just salivating over the exquisite food being served to each of the tables.
Kumar waved for the boy to come in, so he walked through the doors with his little sister by his side. He asked them what they would like, and the little boy pointed at Kumar’s plate, so he ordered them the same thing.
As the steaming food came out, the boy could hardly contain himself. He was SO excited for the feast set before him! However, his wise little sister held his hand back, indicating that she wanted them to wash their hands first.
After they washed their hands, they quietly cleaned their plates in complete contentment. When they finished, they got up, looked at Kumar and left the restaurant. Kumar hadn’t even touched his food by the time they were done. He already felt full. The looks on their faces filled him with the sustenance he needed.
Afterward, he slowly finished his own meal and asked for the bill. When he got back to the table, he was shocked to see what was on it.
There was no dollar amount on the bill, but a message.
When he saw it, tears welled up in his eyes. It read:
“We don’t have a machine that can bill humanity. May good happen to you.”
How utterly amazing is that? Thanks, Akhilesh, for teaching us that there’s no dollar amount on kindness.
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