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Brotherhood

Ram received an automobile from his brother as Birthday present.

One day when Ram came out of his office, he saw a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.

“Is this your car?” – He asked.

Ram nodded, “My brother presented me on my birthday.”

The boy was astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy, I wish…” – He hesitated.

Of course Ram knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like his brother but what the lad said jarred Ram all the way down to his heels.

“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.”

Ram looked at the boy in astonishment, and then impulsively he added, “Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?”

“Oh yes, I’d love that.”

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Would you mind driving in front of my house?”

Ram smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile.

But Ram was wrong again.

“Will you stop where those two steps are?” The boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Ram heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

“There he is, brother. Like I told you upstairs, his brother gave it to him and it didn’t cost him a penny. Some day I’m going to give you one just like it then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”

Ram got out and lifted the crippled boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride.

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Submitted by Amita

{ 25 comments… add one }
  • Pratik March 2, 2017, 4:30 am

    The Little boy really has a different level of thinking !
    Way different from Crowd, Not at all selfish or Egoistic .
    Wish every person on this planet learn a lot from this story…

  • Mohammad May 22, 2015, 11:38 am

    It was very great and touching. Thanks for sharing it. Good job

  • Balnarayana bandam May 7, 2015, 7:50 am

    To the tears of happiness of thy self
    Is only to wipe off and to strain to look
    But real happiness is to help others
    And visualise their of happiness in their tears
    It amuses mind without disturbance of vision

  • Amos November 5, 2014, 11:20 am

    It’s really wonderful and touching

  • Brandon September 5, 2014, 11:31 am

    So touching.

  • Kassy September 5, 2014, 11:29 am

    Very touching. Very sad I started crying :’( aqhhhhhh so sadddd

  • Devian September 5, 2014, 10:00 am

    It was short but it was good but then sad at the end

  • Jenny September 5, 2014, 9:57 am

    I love this story its awesome thanks for the story <3

  • Jahangir August 27, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the story.

  • Raja August 19, 2014, 3:19 am

    very nice 2 me

  • Romulus August 15, 2014, 4:33 am

    Touching!

  • Frank August 6, 2014, 8:44 pm

    As adults we can still learn a lot from kids.

  • NIVEDITHA August 3, 2014, 12:28 am

    That is why brothers are so precious…. I LOVE MY BROTHERS…

  • Benson June 12, 2014, 12:56 am

    Very inspirational

  • @nkita June 5, 2014, 8:18 am

    It brought me tears…This is the human spirit that makes u stand out in the crowd irrespective of your sufferings

  • Umanath April 1, 2014, 5:01 am

    Very touching story. Help the NEEDY.

  • Peach6996 March 31, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Amazin story.. wow.. beautiful

  • A.Bhatia March 30, 2014, 11:10 am

    Great story and great way to look at the things and even greater is the vision and attitude to help others.

  • Ace March 27, 2014, 10:26 pm

    Touching… made me cry…

  • Camilia March 27, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Wow! so touching … THANKS .

  • Thulani March 27, 2014, 8:29 am

    The boy has a golden heart. We are blessed to be a blessing to others. Thank you.

  • Mariam March 27, 2014, 1:37 am

    It has brought tears into my eyes.

  • Ajoy Mathew March 26, 2014, 7:40 pm

    We always think of getting instead of giving… Give what you have and then you will receive. It moved me Amita… Thanks for sharing.

  • ManjuWilson March 26, 2014, 1:38 pm

    Really Touching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fidelito ano-os March 26, 2014, 1:29 pm

    I like the story. Everyone has a dream sometimes what we have many people dream it so don’t complain what you owe. Thanks

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