by Stephen on March 26, 2014 · 25 comments

in Inspirational Stories

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

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1 Fidelito ano-os March 26, 2014 at 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

2 ManjuWilson March 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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

3 Ajoy Mathew March 26, 2014 at 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.

4 Mariam March 27, 2014 at 1:37 am

It has brought tears into my eyes.

5 Thulani March 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

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

6 Camilia March 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Wow! so touching … THANKS .

7 Ace March 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Touching… made me cry…

8 A.Bhatia March 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

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

9 Peach6996 March 31, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Amazin story.. wow.. beautiful

10 Umanath April 1, 2014 at 5:01 am

Very touching story. Help the NEEDY.

11 @nkita June 5, 2014 at 8:18 am

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

12 Benson June 12, 2014 at 12:56 am

Very inspirational

13 NIVEDITHA August 3, 2014 at 12:28 am

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

14 Frank August 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

As adults we can still learn a lot from kids.

15 Romulus August 15, 2014 at 4:33 am


16 Raja August 19, 2014 at 3:19 am

very nice 2 me

17 Jahangir August 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Thanks for the story.

18 Jenny September 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

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

19 Devian September 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

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

20 Kassy September 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

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

21 Brandon September 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

So touching.

22 Amos November 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

It’s really wonderful and touching

23 Balnarayana bandam May 7, 2015 at 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

24 Mohammad May 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

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

25 Pratik March 2, 2017 at 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…

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