In a world which is full of so many mean people, there are still a lot of people who keep restoring our faith in humanity from time to time.Almost every day on our way to office or college we come across beggars, garland sellers and after a few days, it becomes a habit for us to conveniently ignore them.

However, there are some people who choose to step out of their way and help the needy ones.This incident shared by a Pakistan based page called ‘As If I Have Eaten’ narrates the story of a man who chose to help a garland seller. When the man saw the old man selling garlands on a rainy night he was moved and decided to take him to Subway.

According to the FB post, the old man said that he was accumulating money for his daughter’s marriage and it is still short of 50,000 PKR (approximately Rs 30,000) Soon after the story was posted online, it went viral and helped poured in from different places for the old man.

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On Friday night at 2:00 AM when it was raining heavily and everybody was rushing towards home, an old man standing at the start of “Khayaban e Ittehad” road was trying his best to sell the Jasmine garlands. I parked my car some meters away. While looking at him few questions arose in my mind.
Instead of going back to home, Why is he getting wet in the rain? Doesn’t he know it’s 2:00 AM?

No car was stopping near him due to late night, bad weather or perhaps some other reasons, but he was still trying to sell the garlands. Why?
I decided to chat with him. Prior to initiating the conversation, I went to a Subway (which was just behind him) and asked the staff if they can allow that old man to dine in? They said with a welcoming gesture “Why not”.
Then I went back to the old man and asked him Me: Khana Khaya Baba?” (Have you took the dinner?)
He: “No”
Me: Can you please come and have dinner with me?
He: ( Surprisingly ) Yes, Where? (Too much hunger made him say yes in no time).
Me: There, just at your back.

After entrance he sat at the corner, may be he was shy and his expression was showing that he never expected to dine in there.
He was wet, clothes were torn and was shivering due to the AC. I asked Subway to turn off the AC and they did so, as there were only we two as customers.
We sat and I asked waiter to make a perfect meal for Baba so that I can talk to him.

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Upon asking about him, He said.
My name is Hameed. Nowadays I am trying hard to arrange some amount for my only daughter’s marriage for which I am in short of 50,000 PKR. Her marriage is planned to be held at the end of this month.
He further said ” My daily wage is 200 to 300 PKR and How can I go home until I do not earn my targeted amount. But now I am worried as marriage date is very near and I have to do lots of things.
I was getting goosebumps as I was listening to him.
Well at that time did whatever I could do. Anyone who wants to help him can directly approach him. You may easily find him at starting of Khyaban e Ittehad road near Subway. OR you may contact us on our below-mentioned page. Click on the below link and like our page. As if I have eaten
https://www.facebook.com/AsIfIHave/

Highly appreciate the Subway guys who did not only shown a great gesture and hospitality, they also offered him juice and tea for my “KHAAS DOST”
At last, to keep up his dignity I made a deal with Baba Hameed to give me a beautiful garland in return to my treat to him.The epitome of the story is that there are many people who are working hard to survive instead of begging. These are the real people who need to be supported.”

This is such a heart warming story that needs to be appreciated, also according to the latest post by the page “As If I Have Eaten”  they have already achieved the target set for the old man daughter’s marriage.

Such a heart warming story and gesture!

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