Hospital window

by Stephen on September 13, 2008 · 191 comments

in Moral stories

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it. In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by th! e window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.

He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”

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{ 191 comments… read them below or add one }

1. Bibek — September 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

This story is very inspiring which teaches people to live for others and the value of life….very fantastic story … I loved it and enjoyed it a lot…..

2. Eyza — September 27, 2009 at 4:20 am

Fantastic story!!! It gives me more inspiration.

3. Kavita Malhotra — October 6, 2009 at 8:33 am

This story reinforces my faith in living for others…

4. Ken — October 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I love this story… it’s so fantastic and makes me happy and inspired me lot…

5. Vinay Natekar — November 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Good heart touching story.

6. Dr vipin kumar — December 29, 2009 at 6:25 am

The story is realy an interesting one that gives us not only a moral to help others upto our limits but also suggestions how we can be helpful to others.

7. Clara Allanby — March 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

This story brought me to tears. It may sound stupid but I guess I’d never thought about things like that before. People have such hard times in hospital and reading this shows that whether it’s real or not, through God we have hope always and a new way of looking at the world!

8. Anjana Jayaraman — April 5, 2010 at 6:56 am

This story is so touching! The twist was unexpected. This shows that doing bad for others will hit you back like a mirror reflection!

9. Hiren — April 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

Really … I am speechless…. superb story…. I love it….

10. Anonymas — April 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

A very sentimental, heart toching story……

11. Myovela Julius — April 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

Enjoyed a lot and the story is very fantastc.

12. Kavya — May 5, 2010 at 5:03 am

It’s fantastic…..

Remember – LIVE FOR OTHERS!!!!!!!

13. Vijay — June 2, 2010 at 10:27 am

its like a one of the good stories which i m come across in my life…….amazing…encourage others

14. Priyanka — July 7, 2010 at 11:54 am

Very nice

15. Priyanka — July 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

This storty gives a positive vibration through out the body, very inspiring…

16. Indrajeet — July 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Very inspiring story. Live and enjoy your life. Its precious……..

17. Wonderful. Rachel — July 31, 2010 at 1:48 am

God bles u for such wonderful stories dat fill e heart

18. Vikram — July 31, 2010 at 3:06 am

This is a great story of encouragement.

19. Easha — August 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

I think it’s a great story …… I enjoy it so much.

20. Priya Mathangi — August 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

Awesome….. speechless…….literally in TEARS

21. Laala — August 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

Wow!!! I love this story!!! Sooo nice… so inspiring!!!

<3 <3

22. Imrana — September 2, 2010 at 11:59 am

Nice story this story inspired me a lot. Hay guy try to live for others today onwards i take an oths that i will whole heartly appreciate the good thing döne by others and encourage them .

23. Raadhika Bala — September 21, 2010 at 3:37 am

Amazing story!! I loved it and I am writer basically and want to be like the blind man who could imagine such beautiful things and tell out.

24. Abirami — October 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

Good story.It is a heart touching story.i like this story

25. Ashwanilove — November 6, 2010 at 6:22 am

I love it.

26. Ajeet — December 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

Good and inspirint story.

27. Santhuramsingh — December 7, 2010 at 3:46 am

Nice story. These kind of stories are necessary for the people of these generation.

28. Aarti — December 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

Amazing and heart touching..I am speechless..I enjoyed it a lot.

29. Jiggi — January 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Wow! Hat’s off to you man….!!!

30. Smitha — January 4, 2011 at 3:18 am

A touching story …. Too Good

31. Fantastic — January 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

Encouraging story.

32. Fantastic — January 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

The man was a great man.

33. Ramya — February 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

Very nice. Can’t say in words.

34. b .choudhury — February 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

Don’t leave hopes till living or until death. Inspiration by any means to others gives a new life.

35. subash — February 16, 2011 at 1:57 am

Good to read

36. love — March 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

Awesome inspiring story…

37. KEanna — March 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

omg :( this story touched me in many different ways.

38. AMITA — March 12, 2011 at 4:25 am


39. asok k mandal — March 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm


40. Seshu — March 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

Nice moral to learn…………..

41. shireen — March 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

Really a Heart touching story…nice one…

42. Elmer Gomez — April 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

whoa that was so…different

43. Shanu — April 5, 2011 at 4:45 am

this story is good inspirational story, it tells us the real meaning of life is to live for others.

44. sheena — April 19, 2011 at 7:24 am

it touches my heart it’s a true story

45. sheena — April 19, 2011 at 7:29 am

fantastic story

46. kanika — April 22, 2011 at 12:21 am

Beautiful one…keep up the good work….

47. pallavi — April 22, 2011 at 4:39 am

the story is really…….. superb i love the moral of story

48. bhushan — May 2, 2011 at 8:16 am

I have no word to say! I can’t say how is the story… if I say it is nice, good, beautiful, fantastic… it is not enough to this story… unbelievable thinking unbelievable.

49. Gaurav_Luthra — May 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

What a fantastic way to teach others how we can use imagination to enjoy life in every phase of it, even in its worst phase.

50. Chaitanya — May 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

What if all people in the world behave in this same manner, things would totally be different.

51. Honart — May 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm


52. ROOP — June 1, 2011 at 2:56 am

I don’t have words to explain my feelings… Living for others… it is so good!

53. Im Awesome — June 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Very, very good story, but why didn’t the blind dude tell the other one he was blind…….. FREAKKY!!! :P

54. Shweta — July 1, 2011 at 5:35 am

Greatttttttttttttttt story

55. R.VIJAYARAGHAVAN — July 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

Very, very inspirational and must read and feel about the moral behind in it

56. Jeanette — July 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I heard this story years ago and never forgot it. I was inspired to read it again. Thank you

57. HILLARY GANGMEI — July 18, 2011 at 5:19 am

Very moving, I love it.

58. Anurag — July 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

I gave promise to my uncle’s son that I will tell him a story. Guess what? Now I can tell him this fabulous story.

59. BUGGU — July 29, 2011 at 7:30 am

Really heart touching.

60. Remey William — August 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

This story is very inspiring, build my self-confidence, and teach me to serve others in need, yet leave mark in my heart. I will share this story to others so that they’ll inspired to. TQ..

61. Remesh Narayanan — August 5, 2011 at 1:45 am

Wonderful story. What a great idea of showing inspiration. Keeps one thinking… why not live for others.

62. Ronallie — August 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Out of the five stories I’ve read here, I think this is the most beautiful. I appreciated it a lot .. Thanks for this :)

63. James — August 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

To exercise such a selfless act is very much needed nowadays.

64. Aliya — August 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

Lovely story from now onwards my favorite also

65. Ernesto — August 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Amazing story… shocked me.

66. Elle — August 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

mh! this story really touches my heart. can’t help myself to be emotional.

67. Deepu — September 13, 2011 at 1:22 am

Nice story..

This story turns the human who are cruel in nature

68. Prashant Shahi — September 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

It touched my soul in two ways. 1st the imagination and 2nd the craze to see life.

69. Given Malakalaka — September 18, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love it….it is really a beautiful story. Probably without the hope informed by the man next to the window the other man would not have seen more days

70. Arjun — September 25, 2011 at 1:40 am

This story is from the book “Who will cry when u die”…. Author Robin Sharma

71. Aashima — September 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

Really a heart touching story. True moral for how to live one’s life!!!

72. Vaishalijain — October 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

I am deeply touched.

73. Balu — October 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

No words to praise

74. Cool Rammyl — October 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Cool story, I wish whole world have similar mind set. What a nice place our world’d be if everyone turns out like these guys. lol.

75. Sukanya — October 18, 2011 at 6:07 am

Great inspirational story.

76. TRIVENI — October 21, 2011 at 4:30 am

really heart touching story……………

77. Wendy Opoku — October 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Moral story and encouraging too. Want more stories like this.

78. Harinder — November 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

What a wonderful story.

79. SANGAVI — November 7, 2011 at 2:41 am

I did not plan to go to this website at first but when I opened it, it was simply fabulous. All my debate stories are from this website!

80. Jacqueline Allen — November 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

The moral of the story is that we are to think less of our own comfort and more of the comfort of others.

81. Senior Amuri — November 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

Think not of what can be done to add meaning into your life, but think of what you can do to make other’s lives more meaningful. The ailing blind man could not see, but he made the other man see meaning in life. We were created by God to live for Him and therefore for others.

82. Jaya Prakash — December 1, 2011 at 5:35 am

Awesome story… great way of showing inspiration…. live for othres.

83. Jean — December 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

Anyone know who wrote this? I really would like to get in touch of the writer!

84. Hina — December 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

One of the best and most important lesson in life I learned today after reading this beautiful story. Thank you.

85. Lakshmi Damalapati — January 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

Really good, it gives positive energy, thanks to writer and who posted it.

86. Susana — January 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

Heart Touching!!!!

87. Tiffany — January 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

This was very amazing to read, because the guy was blind the fact he could just imagine that when being blind. And the one that had to lay on his back he said to the nurse can i switch and sit by the window, and asked he the nurse wheres the park and she goes he was blind. It just touches me to that he did that to exhilarate him.

88. Jude Martins — January 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

It’s pathetic, let us learn to do good and help the people around us.

89. Odigie Kelvin — February 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

Exhilirating and inspirational

90. Anil Kumar — February 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

In life, encouragement is very important, lending a hand to others in matter which they feel impossible is really great and sounds good of ur presence in the earth.

As the man was unhappy of his body condition where he was unable to get up, the other man although lame helped him to experience a vision of wonderful things to his last breathe of life. Nobody noticed his greatness during his presence, all was realized after.

91. Abhinavksyap — February 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I like the story so so so much..Heart touching story..God bless all persons like that..

92. KUMAR — February 24, 2012 at 12:43 am

How can I explain my feelings………… fantastic, beautiful, inspirable, all these words are not enough for this story……. thanks to the author.

93. Praveen Kutty — March 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

One of the best stories I read till now……..

94. Chinedu — March 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Superb. It re-echos God’s greatest command- love your neighbour as yourself.

95. V1 — March 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

It is an awesome and heart touching story. Please give some more!

96. Y Ramdeen — March 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

The guy at the window lost sight but he still had vision and most importantly he was not selfish with it, he shared his vision thus made others around him happy.

97. Naz — April 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

Excellent story.

98. Sharath — April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

Reading the story itself makes us feel amazed. What if we are the part of such little, beautiful situations? Blessed to be a human and live human.

99. Suresh M — April 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

I shed tears after reading this sad story :-(

100. Kim Solb — May 2, 2012 at 7:40 am

I like it, very nice ~~~

101. P.S — May 17, 2012 at 1:26 am

A nice energetic story. I say it must be added in a course book.

102. Rona — May 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

A heart touching story !

103. SIDDHI VAIGANKAR — May 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

Giving others happiness will give you double happiness.

104. pralaya — May 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I want be like such a blind man to spread the fragnence of happiness of joy to making live others a life which is dreamed by me…..

105. Antra — May 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

This site contains a treasure of humility which can realy change one’s vision towards life…. Hats off to the author’s imagination..!!

106. Mahek Khwaja — June 1, 2012 at 2:22 am

Even if u are not able to experience any pleasure of life, try to give it to others…nd u’ll have even more pleasing moments to live! Superb story!

107. Mr Gaurav Gadge — June 19, 2012 at 5:06 am

Thank u for reminding me the meaning of life. We know many things but we keep forgetting.

108. Nemer Kassim — June 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

wonderful story, it reminds me the treatment toward others.

Thank you for the story.

109. Sukhadev — June 25, 2012 at 2:08 am

Heart touching story… and very inspiring…

110. Keshao Dhomane — July 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

Nice touching story…

111. Shakunghala — July 2, 2012 at 6:45 am

Nice encouraging story

112. Chappy — July 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Tears fall from my eyes after reading this story.. I love this and I hope there are still people like the one who is blind in the story.

113. chloe — July 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

wonderful story

114. Ashish narwani — July 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

A very nice story that one should read

Really amazing

115. Akansha Jain — July 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Really inspirational story, great one.

116. Jessica Doma — July 16, 2012 at 1:36 am

This is such a touching story. I just hope the author left a name for recognition.

117. Sid — July 17, 2012 at 3:49 am

The best of the best….

118. Mussy — July 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

Such a wonderful story for me to represent to my classmates.

119. Conceilia — July 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Just love it !!!

120. Sandeep Kumar Mallick — July 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

It’s really a very nice, motivational story that teaches how to encourage others…

121. Swetha — August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Great story.

122. Sandeep Trivedi — August 15, 2012 at 2:58 am

Very motivational story … actually everyone should think positively like the window man……

123. Dilip — August 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

It’s inspiring :)

124. Ashwin — August 24, 2012 at 2:16 am

It’s really a heart touching story and motivate the people who is fixed and help to others in every which way possible!!!!

125. Arindam — September 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Live like a candle who melts himself but always give a bright smile… till death..

126. Naveen — September 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

Great story

127. DIL - INDIA — September 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

The blind man brings new hope in the life of others.

128. Ranjit — September 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

The blind man can see the world without eyes but the man who have eyes can’t see the world properly.

129. Wish — September 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I thought pain and suffering is now my whole life ……but this inspiring story makes me realise and think for what I still have.

130. Deji — September 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Though the blind man can’t use his physical sight; his mental sight is totally active. Nice one.

131. Lhiey — October 14, 2012 at 2:12 am

To the one who wrote this, I SALUTE YOU! :)

132. Sowmya — October 17, 2012 at 6:00 am

Very true. We should always lead life for others then only it becomes more color and meaningful.

Nice Story :)

133. Collins — October 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Thank you for opening our mind with your touching story. Bauba from SA.

134. Raghu Rama Rao — October 26, 2012 at 5:25 am

It is nice and encouraging.

135. Shiela — October 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Nice story!

136. Shima — October 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

It is really inspiring, learned a lot from this wonderful story.

137. JC-Marai Ian — November 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

I’m looking for a story for me to share with my schoolmates. I really have a hard time looking for a heart-touching story until I found this. It made me cry. I realized that we live not only for ourselves but also for everybody. =)

138. Omer Qayoom Shair — November 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

Thanks to almighty ALLAH for giving us such a wonderful life.

139. Anonymous — November 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

This story is awesome, I also like a comment that was posted above.

This story brought me to tears. It may sound stupid but I guess I’d never thought about things like that before. People have such hard times in hospital and reading this shows that whether it’s real or not, through God we have hope always and a new way of looking at the world!

140. Justine Schneck — November 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

This story is super amazing :) I’m a 7th year BTW.

141. Arokia — November 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

Nice story.

142. Ebin — November 15, 2012 at 5:52 am

Very cute story.

143. Sirisha — November 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

Very cute imagination…through this story we can learn the art of imagination

144. Marvin — November 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

We must all be thankful of what we have now… :) This kind of scenario is very inspirational. Life must go on. Even if we are not perfect… God Bless… :)

145. Lea Mae Ede — December 7, 2012 at 4:54 am

Such a sad story, but inspiring. I love it.

146. Amit — December 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm


147. Johnson P John — January 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Really inspiring one… If we want to make a difference then live for others…..

148. Elias — January 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm

The story is worth reading.

I really luv this one :D

149. Ria — January 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

The story is so encouraging…heartwarming story….

150. Car — January 29, 2013 at 11:31 pm

WONDERFUL … very inspiring!

151. Veena.V.V — February 11, 2013 at 6:23 am

Heart touching….!

152. Biker — March 1, 2013 at 6:39 am

This story is beautiful!

153. Sachin — March 17, 2013 at 5:19 am

It’s a nice story, it tells we should encourage friends upto our limit.

154. Caleb — March 21, 2013 at 12:21 am

This is a really great story. That guy was really trying to lighten the other guy’s mood. Sad that he passed away.

155. Alex Mutak — March 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

Thanks. A very inspiring story… Two thumbs up.

156. Amber — April 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

What is the quote or text that supports that short stories help us in life?

157. Queen Arfa — April 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

Made my tears like crystals.

158. Barbara — April 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

This story is over 50 years old, I thought O. Henry wrote it. However I cannot find it mentioned in his works, the first time I saw it was in the late 50′s or early 60′s on a TV SHOW I thought it was the O. henry playhouse but I am probably wrong.

However when i saw it, it was I think two men in a prisoner of war hospital in Germany, If you have ever read any of O.Henry’s works like the gift of magi or the Ransom of red chief, you can see, the similarities. However, it is a good story and shows the two sides of human nature: oh in the one I saw, when the one man died and the other one was moved to the window, he did the same thing for his roommate. You know lied to him!

159. Divya — April 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

This story is a teaching in itself how one so lifeless and deprived himself could so efficiently describe something just for sake of small happy moments of others life….that’s really wonderful to memorize and practice….

160. Tanmay Chaudhari — April 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Interesting story…..

161. Yasmine — May 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

One of the best stories I have read.

162. Ravi Jogai — May 3, 2013 at 4:44 am

Great example of encouragement.

163. Thangam.N — May 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

One of the Best stories I have read.

164. Addie Covington — May 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I found this story when I was 8 and it has kept me inspired ever since. Beautiful moral and message; keep it up. As my grandmother always said, “I see, said the blind man.”

165. Tarun — May 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Great story.

166. Jerome Joseph — June 1, 2013 at 8:04 am

We should think about a real change in our attitude and behaviour after reading this story.. To live happily in this world, we should make others happy and if all the people think about making others happy like the blind man did, how beautiful this world was!

167. Ar2x — June 4, 2013 at 7:01 am

I’m holding my tears back as I was reading the story. In some ways it conveys that no matter who you are-rich/poor, ill/healthy etc. We can still help other people, be it small or big.. What’s important is we live life for others as we should supposed to do. Hats off to the author! Can’t wait to share this.

168. Monica — June 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

Awesome story which is to be encouraged.

169. Rkumar — June 19, 2013 at 7:29 am

Very inspiring…Thanks

170. Ria — June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

It is not necessary to love the one’s you only know.

171. Akash — June 29, 2013 at 12:26 am

Thanks a lot for sharing this one. Keep collecting and posting!

172. Swathi — July 14, 2013 at 7:14 am

This is a great story. I love it.

173. Adnan Zafar — July 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

Oh my God it’s amazing. I was not fan of reading but now I can’t stop myself to read all your lovely stories.

174. Sammy M — July 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Why are people calling this just a ‘story’. This is fuel for the journey of life amidst our friends, a correction of mistakes of selfishness.

Am in inspired whenever I read it!

175. Savindra Kumar — July 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

It is a very touching story. I really felt good after reading this story. Thanks a lot.

176. Juliet chioma — July 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I cried when I read the story, it was really inspiring and heart-touching.

177. Mitsirugi — August 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Truly a beautiful story…I read this a while ago. I so badly wish it could have been published. I’ve found the owner, and she’s an amazing person who talks with as much inspiration as this story gives all the time. I truly wish she could have gotten the appreciation she deserves. Naziyah, you did a great job.

178. Preciouswoman20 — August 7, 2013 at 5:36 am

So nice…

179. Dhivya — August 19, 2013 at 7:29 am

Wooov! I love this story.

180. Anonymous — August 29, 2013 at 9:27 am

Touching story…

181. Vishal Tripathi — August 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

It is a very touching story. I really felt good after reading this story. Thanks a lot.

182. Uche onyejekwe — September 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

Be the best you can be while you are still alive death is inevitable.

183. Gupta Kamal — September 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

Nice. Actual mood stabiliser.

184. Christy Perera — October 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

“The man by the window” by Harry Buschman is the author of this story.

185. Steve — October 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love this short story. My dad sent this to me via email years ago, now ironically he is the seriously ill man with fluid in his lungs. Thanks very much for posting.

186. Jit — November 18, 2013 at 6:17 am

It has moved me. Thank you.

187. Alex — December 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Even though it’s been a while, since it first appeared, the story made me cry and my students loved it they went into tears. We need more authors like this anonymous author. Kinds of needing to read more stories like this one.

I like this site very much. People may god bless you all.

188. Kajal singh — December 5, 2013 at 1:12 am

I love this story, it was an awesome story.

189. DivyaLokeshGowda — February 4, 2014 at 3:22 am

In this story, the blind man wanted his roommate to be happy by his imagination of saying the story even he was feeling happy the moral is when we make others happy internally we feel happy but we ourselves can’t know.

190. Rd anand — February 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

Read it early morning one day, laying in bed ill. I could not hold back my tears. Truly very touching story. You realise the real importance of those who have helped you in bad times.

191. Job A.T. — February 19, 2014 at 5:09 am

What a wonderful motivation!!!!!!!

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