A usual day started and mom asked me if I can go with her for shopping?
So me being me, I said “No mom I don’t want to!”
And after the emotional sentence that every mom use in times like this, I shook my head, And got ready.
Mom had some clothes to buy, and whilst she was deciding on the prints and motifs.. oh well yes! Motifs, I asked her if I can go out of the shop, to nearby jewellery stall, she nodded affirmatively.
I headed to the stall, and there I saw this young cute boy of 13-14 years, wearing his cap, and the guy I believe was the owner, giving him directions, that why isn’t he colouring jewellery the right way, he left.
So this young boy asked, “Baji what can I show you?”
I wasn’t even sure what I wanted, because I hardly wear jewellery
I replied: Chotu what do you recommend me buying?
He smiled, and said, ‘Baji I can show you some earring’
I said, okay show some rings aswell
He showed all the new ones that he told are selling fast or are customers favourite
So I decided to buy these earrings and ring that I really liked (knowing in my heart I’d hardly wear)
Chotu told me the price, it was around 500/- for both
I opened my purse and found that I didn’t bring my wallet, and I had a single 100 rupees note
Oh no no.. this all was so embarrassing for me,
I said chotu I just have 100 rupees, so I’d rather buy a ring,
And he said
Baji take both (the earning and ring) with you
I said, No I can’t, I inquired about his name,
He told his name is omer!
SO omer said baji, there is no such worry, just take these, koi masla nahi
I asked: Omer what If your owner finds out.
He said, I’d say I gave to my elder sister, and I’d pay him from my daily wage and he won’t find out, he said in lowered voice
So it took me by surprise how this little boy could be this generous in this zamana (rant, sigh)
So he packed both for me, and i started walking away.
I went back to mom and asked for the money( yep, never gonna stop)
And I went and gave him his money, and some more because I just found a younger brother in him.
He asked my name, I told him.
And he had a smile so innocent I wish I could’ve captured
Omer thank you for making me believe in Good that exists around us, but we many times are unable to see💕