They say we can learn a lot of things from children. Their pure and honest minds see things from a different perspective than the complex minds of adults.
Just like in the story of this boy who unexpectedly became a huge topic online after his selfless act of kindness.
An innocent boy named Derek C Lalchhanhima was found sobbing at the hospital when he rushed to bring in a dead chick he had accidentally run over with his bicycle.
The 6-year-old boy who hails from Sairang, India was captured holding a dead chick in one hand and a 10-rupee bill (about P7) in the other, in a photo that gained attention and touched the hearts of many all over the social media world.
In a report by Inquirer, a Facebook user named Sanga Says posted the photo with the caption: “This young boy from Sairang, Mizoram, accidentally ran over his neighbor’s chicken. He took the chicken, ran to a nearby hospital and with all the money he had, asked for help.”
Derek’s father, Dhiraj Chhetri, recalls that the boy came home holding the neighbor’s chick, begging his parents to take it to the hospital. When Chhetri told the little boy to go by himself, the boy left with the dead chick and a 10-rupee bill.
The boy then came back from the hospital, sobbing as the medical staff did not help but took a photo of him instead — the photo now being circulated on Facebook.
When he vowed to help the lifeless chick by going back to the hospital with more money, his parents had to explain to him that the chick was dead and the hospital could no longer do anything to revive it.
Derek’s father said that he was surprised by his son’s act of compassion and did not expect the child to gain widespread attention, although he acknowledges that his son has “always been a rather unique kid.”
Meanwhile, the said post continues to gain acknowledgment from people all over the world. Many expressed their admiration for the boy’s pure intentions and his genuine concern for the chick. Indeed, his little act made the world realize the true value and the importance of life.