They say that humanity is nowhere to be seen nowadays, which is true. Well, at least to a certain point, since so much negativity has over taken the good in the world. But, to prove that wrong, and to prove that there is still some humanity left, here’s a beautiful story that was shared over the weekend on Facebook and it touched our hearts.
“Deal with Baba Hameed
On Friday’s night at 2:00 AM when it was raining hard and everybody was rushing towards home. An old man standing at the start of “Khayaban-e-Ittehad” road was trying his best to sell the Jasmine garlands. I parked my car some meters away. While looking at him few questions raised in my mind.
Instead of going back to home, Why is he getting wet in the rain? Don’t he knows its 2:00 AM?
No car was stopping near to him due to late night, bad weather or perhaps some other reasons, But he was still trying to sell the garlands. Why?
I decided to chat with him. Prior to initiating the conversation, I went to a Subway (which was just behind him) and asked the staff if they can allow that old man to dine in? They said with a welcoming gesture “Why not”.
When I went back to the old man and asked him, “Khana khaya Baba?” (Have you took the dinner?)
Me: Can you please come and have dinner with me?
He: ( Surprisingly ) Yes, Where? (Too much hunger made him saying yes in no time).
Me: There, just at your back.
After entrance he sat at the corner, may be he was shy and his expression was showing that he never expected to dine in there.
He was wet, clothes were torn and start shivering due to AC cooling. I asked Subway to turn off the AC and they did so, there was only us as a customer ).
We sat and I asked Subway waiter to make a perfect meal for Baba. So that I can talk to him.
Upon asking about him, He said.
My name is Hameed. Nowadays I am trying hard to arrange some amount for my only daughter’s marriage for which I am in short of 50,000 PKR. Her marriage is planned to be held at the end of this month.
He further said ” My take home daily wage is 200 to 300 PKR and How can I go home until I do not earn my targeted amount. But now I am worried as marriage date is very near and I have to do lots of things.
I was getting goosebumps as I was listening to him.
Well at that time I did whatever I could do. If anybody who wants to help can directly approach him. You may easily find him at starting of Khyaban-e-Ittehad road near Subway. OR you may contact us on our below-mentioned page. Click on the below link and like our page. “As if I have eaten.”
Highly appreciated Subway guys who did not only shown a great gesture and hospitality, they also offered him juice and tea for me named “KHAAS DOST”
In last, to keep up his dignity I make a deal with Baba Hameed to give me a beautiful garland in place of my treat to him.
The epitome of the story is that there are many people who are working hard to survive instead of begging. These are the real people who need to be supported”.
What do you think of this story? If you want to help Baba Hameed, he is found near Subway at Khayaban-e-Ittehad or you can just contact the Facebook page: As If I Have