A Poor Young Boy and The Dog

by Stephen on September 6, 2013 · 39 comments

in Inspiring stories

A few days ago I landed at the Bombay Airport (India) and took a cab to my scheduled destination in South Bombay.

I was enjoying the busy traffic with people rushing in every possible directions then we got stranded at a very busy intersection.

As we waited for the signal to turn green, my eyes met up with a poor young boy, about 12 years old. He removed a piece of bread from his pocket and took a bite.

As he was about to take his next bite, a stray dog wagged his tail looking at him. Without hesitation, he sat down and put the bread on the road for the dog to eat.

The dog sniffed the bread and walked away. The boy waited until he was sure the dog was gone then he picked up the bread and ate it!

My heart cried and wanted to walk up to the boy but before I could open the door the signal turned Green and our car drove away. I kept thinking about the boy and later during my evening meal I realized that I was thinking of approaching the boy but never did, I could have stopped the car and walked up to him which again I never did.

All I did was “thinking” and this poor little boy who had only one piece of bread without any hesitation sharing it with the dog, though he himself seemed to be very hungry.

I learnt one of the biggest lessons in my life which that boy taught me without a conversation. He taught me to share with love and happiness. I am so blessed to have learnt this beautiful lesson from my ‘little unknown master’. It is my moral duty to share this incident with all my friends across the globe and be blessed with happiness.

Thank you friends for making this world a beautiful place to dwell.

By Dr. Derrick Angelsz
India

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1. Hawkeye — September 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

What a heartwarming story! Thanks for sharing.

2. Bhadz — September 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Very nice and full of inspiring story. The period of time was so short but in our lives the effects was infinite… Post more inspiring story and thank you.

3. Prasurjya — September 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

He has got nothing to lose….selfless sacrifice…a very pure soul….God Bless.

4. Renu Dhir — September 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Awesome Inspiring – The children are innocent, pure. Where there is purity, there is Divinity.

5. Goutami.g.k — September 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

Nice one and heart touching :)

The best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in the service of others :)

6. Trina — September 7, 2013 at 2:25 am

Such a beautifull scene, warming story. Thank you for sharing.

7. Pranitha — September 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

Thanks for sharing. Won’t ever forget this story.

8. Aman Kumar Jha — September 7, 2013 at 3:08 am

Great lesson by an innocent boy by his selfless act. Thanks for sharing.

9. Khuphil Tualzapau — September 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

Interesting story. Thank you for sending it to me and I have shared it to my group, having more than 1000 members :)

10. ParimalaDevi — September 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

It is fact in many people’s life. I appreciate you sharing the message. Let’s not stop, let’s help those kind of people… that is the real kind of happiness in life…

11. G.nimissa — September 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Omg….so heart touching!!! We should always help whoever we pass by, we don’t want to live regretting what we could have done.

12. Ravi — September 8, 2013 at 4:47 am

Great is your thought and heart that you could see the incident and learned from it. There are many who might have seen the same but have no effect in their lives. Thanks.

13. Hafeez — September 8, 2013 at 6:32 am

We must share such incidence with children.

14. Krishnasree — September 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

Thanks for sharing…

15. Himanshu — September 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

So, beautiful and heart touching. I’m fortunate to have your learning. Thanks a lot…

16. Shalini — September 9, 2013 at 1:39 am

Very true, it’s a great lesson for all of us who are busy in getting each and every thing. Thanks for sharing.

17. Davids — September 9, 2013 at 3:38 am

I always get blessed when I read stories like the one above, keep on feeding and teaching us stay blessed.

18. Elsa Espanol — September 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

Thank you for sharing me this beautiful story…..

19. Camilia — September 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

Wonderful story.

20. Kamal Tamang — September 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Thank you for sharing this wonderer Lesson. It’s touching!

21. Dr.Dinej — September 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Heartfelt and inspiring experience. Thank you for sharing.

22. Rozy — September 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I will only repeat your words: share with happiness and love.

23. Mosopefoluwaah — September 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Heart touching piece. Touch a heart.

24. B Sai Shiva — September 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Thanks for sharing this. Life experiences teach us a lot.

25. Rsraghav — September 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Heart touching story.

26. Rita — September 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

When we are kind and share we get paid tens times fold from our lord.

27. Amit Choudhary — September 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

We could say it “The Joy of sharing”. Thanks Derrick for writing this incident.

28. Zeenath — October 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

Very nice story, thanks for sharing.

29. Mark pasquali — October 7, 2013 at 5:49 am

Thank you for sharing this story.. This is wonderful..

30. Erick Agie — October 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thanks for sharing a painful loving story for us.

31. Arun s Kumar — October 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Short story, but lots to learn from.

32. Lokesh — October 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

It was a heartwarming story … thanks 4 sharing.

33. Zee — November 14, 2013 at 5:19 am

Thank you so much, learned……

34. Salony — November 25, 2013 at 6:16 am

Thank you for sharing the story sir :)

35. Swati — December 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

Helping people give the real happiness in this world, we often say that world is full of beauty, but that beauty can be generated through our self just by helping people, really it gives satisfaction…

36. Prakash Tamang — December 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

I think that our life is far-apart from our thoughts and actions. Thanks for the wonderful story…

37. Rudylyn grace martinez — December 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

What a very marvellous story of a young boy who wasn’t afraid to eat bread for the second time around!

38. Arifa — January 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Heart touching … thank you sir for sharing

39. Harish Kumar — April 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Really heart touching!!

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