Get-hooked October 9, 2019
#RealLifeSuperheroes – Internet praise for Mumbai couple selling fast food to help disabled husband of domestic help
A good deed that is getting loads of attention, and deservedly so, is that of a Mumbai-based couple who sell fast food from a kiosk every morning to help their domestic help and her disabled husband.
MBA graduates Ashwini Shenoy Shah and her husband are working with multinational firms in Mumbai. Fits the profile of any other regular working couple in the financial city, right? But here’s what makes them different and quite special.
Every morning, at 4 AM, before they get to their offices, the Shahs can be seen at a food kiosk outside Kandivali station selling snacks like idli, poha and upma to officegoers. This is to help their domestic help who has a husband who is disabled.
Their act of kindness came to the notice of a train commuter Deepali Bhatia when she stopped at their kiosk one morning to have the snacks. Deepali then wrote a Facebook post about the couple which went viral.
In the rushing world of Mumbai where we rarely have time to stop and think here are 2 Super Heroes who think more for someone then themselves….. Early morning on 2nd October in hunt of good food we landed on a stall right outside Kandivali station and we reached to a small stall selling Pohas, Upma, Parathas, Idli. Looking at the Sellers they looked from Gujarati family and after trying some food I asked them how come they are selling food on road. I was so thrilled and touched to hear what came to me as *One of my most inspiring Act of Kindness. – Deepali Bhatia, Mumbai resident
The post has been shared over 12,000 times on Facebook and liked by over 5,000 people. Many people have been moved by their gesture and called them an inspiration. One person even said he would come from out of town to support the cause. “Great job great thinking. I live in Sangli but surely will come to Kandivali and help for the cause”.
Every morning the couple work at the stall from 4 AM to 10 AM after which they head to their respective offices. Truly an inspiring act of kindness.