A FB post by a Kerala NRI, Devis Devassy Chiramel is going viral for all the right reasons. The heartwarming FB post shared by him along with a picture of his parents has garnered over 45K likes and around 15k shares in the last few days and is still melting millions of hearts.
Devis Devassy Chiramel who is a resident of Manama in Kerala now works in Bahrain.His mother have visited him a few times over the years.
He has been inviting his father to visit him in Bahrain for years now, but his father always politely refused to visit him with some excuses.
In December, Devis came to know the actual heart warming reason behind this.
His father is a farmer who has always lived in a small village in Kerala with his wife, has never worn footwear in his life. He is not comfortable with pants and has preferred wearing the mundu , a version of Dhoti (a garment that men wear around their waist) instead.
And when his son invited him abroad, he was afraid of insulting and embarrassing Devis in front of his friends by remaining barefoot.
But Devis managed to finally convince his father and as the trip started , to make his father feel comfortable , he also gave up his footwear and also opted for wearing Mundu over pants .
“Today we are going to Bahrain, and till my father returns from the Arab land, I, too, will not wear shoes or pants. I will only wear the mundu,” Devis wrote in an emotional Facebook post.
“It is because of the blood spilled from my father’s bare feet as he walked through the hills and jungles, that I could achieve something in my life,he added.
Read the heart wrenching fb post translated by TheNewsMinute here :
“I love my father without footwear.
I have invited my father to Bahrain several times, but he always lovingly refused. My mother has visited my place thrice, but my father never came.
It was only in December last year that I came to know the reason. My father is a farmer from a village in Kerala. He has never worn footwear or pants in his life. So, my father thought that I may get ashamed to take him to my friends in Bahrain without footwear or pants.
Today, (14th March) we are going to Bahrain. Till my father returns from the Arab land, I, too, will not wear shoes or pants. I will only wear the mundu.
It is because of the blood spilled from my father’s bare feet as he walked through the hills and jungles, that I could achieve something in my life.
It is painful to walk barefoot, but it is a bittersweet pain. I understood the pain parents endure for their children only when I became a father myself.
Instead of offering flowers at the tomb of our parents, let us give them flowers in their hands while they are alive.”
Go and hug your parents or call them ! 🙂