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A Poor Young Boy and The Dog

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

{ 49 comments… add one }
  • Swagnik Das January 16, 2021, 7:21 am

    It is a very nice story thankyou for this

  • Derrick Angelsz June 19, 2019, 11:44 pm

    Thank you friends for all your blessings and love

  • Madan December 20, 2018, 5:09 am

    Really heart touching.

  • Rocella pama October 15, 2016, 7:17 am

    It was touching and very nice story i learned some of words here and much better you can help to each other instead your looking them.

  • oluskippy July 2, 2016, 8:12 am

    wow nice write up

  • mamawii January 20, 2016, 11:29 am

    very hear touching story

  • Sneha October 29, 2015, 11:18 am

    Heart-touching story…

  • Jigs patel November 3, 2014, 11:28 pm

    Superb mind blowing…. nyc story….dude..

  • Michelle garibaldi September 12, 2014, 11:38 am

    This story is very touching. It’s supper sad but at least you learned a lesson

  • Krish August 17, 2014, 8:52 am

    Heart touching…

  • Harish Kumar April 7, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Really heart touching!!

  • Arifa January 4, 2014, 7:52 pm

    Heart touching … thank you sir for sharing

  • Rudylyn grace martinez December 20, 2013, 6:32 pm

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

  • Prakash Tamang December 5, 2013, 2:45 am

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

  • Swati December 4, 2013, 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…

  • Salony November 25, 2013, 6:16 am

    Thank you for sharing the story sir 🙂

  • Zee November 14, 2013, 5:19 am

    Thank you so much, learned……

  • Lokesh October 15, 2013, 10:55 pm

    It was a heartwarming story … thanks 4 sharing.

  • Arun s Kumar October 11, 2013, 4:32 pm

    Short story, but lots to learn from.

  • Erick Agie October 10, 2013, 9:43 am

    Thanks for sharing a painful loving story for us.

  • Mark pasquali October 7, 2013, 5:49 am

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

  • Zeenath October 4, 2013, 10:42 am

    Very nice story, thanks for sharing.

  • Amit Choudhary September 25, 2013, 7:14 am

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

  • Rita September 24, 2013, 10:25 pm

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

  • Rsraghav September 16, 2013, 9:25 pm

    Heart touching story.

  • B Sai Shiva September 12, 2013, 11:04 pm

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

  • Mosopefoluwaah September 12, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Heart touching piece. Touch a heart.

  • Rozy September 12, 2013, 1:06 pm

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

  • Dr.Dinej September 11, 2013, 2:21 pm

    Heartfelt and inspiring experience. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kamal Tamang September 11, 2013, 12:38 pm

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

  • Camilia September 11, 2013, 9:13 am

    Wonderful story.

  • Elsa Espanol September 11, 2013, 7:05 am

    Thank you for sharing me this beautiful story…..

  • Davids September 9, 2013, 3:38 am

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

  • Shalini September 9, 2013, 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.

  • Himanshu September 8, 2013, 1:48 pm

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

  • Krishnasree September 8, 2013, 10:32 am

    Thanks for sharing…

  • Hafeez September 8, 2013, 6:32 am

    We must share such incidence with children.

  • Ravi September 8, 2013, 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.

  • G.nimissa September 7, 2013, 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.

  • ParimalaDevi September 7, 2013, 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…

  • Khuphil Tualzapau September 7, 2013, 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 🙂

  • Aman Kumar Jha September 7, 2013, 3:08 am

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

  • Pranitha September 7, 2013, 2:47 am

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

  • Trina September 7, 2013, 2:25 am

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

  • Goutami.g.k September 7, 2013, 1:08 am

    Nice one and heart touching 🙂

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

  • Renu Dhir September 6, 2013, 11:24 pm

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

  • Prasurjya September 6, 2013, 9:15 pm

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

  • Bhadz September 6, 2013, 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.

  • Hawkeye September 6, 2013, 5:00 pm

    What a heartwarming story! Thanks for sharing.

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