One evening, something similar happened to a Mumbai puncture man who hadn't had a single customer since morning. And when it was time to close the shutters, a car pulled over. He fixed the flat tyre and received a Rs 20 note for the job. The fee for the repair was Rs 3. He never saw the man's face, but that episode changed his life, he says.
His story has made it to the hugely popular, Humans of New York (HONY), one of the most liked pages on Facebook which has about 1.8 crore followers. Since its birth as a photography project in 2010, it has featured thousands of stories from over 20 countries. As Brandon Stanton, the founder, continued to click strangers on streets with his Nikon, the collection of photographs soon transformed into a vibrant photo blog, which narrated extraordinary tales of grit and determination; beautiful stories of love and companionship; and inspiring portraits of unbreakable human spirit.
The latest story on the HONY page features the puncture man, sitting on a Hero bike (that could do with a fresh coat of paint) parked on the side of a narrow lane in Mumbai which also has a designer boutique as one its occupants.
The story which was posted yesterday, has already been shared over 9,000 times. From the concept of God and the importance of one good deed to the value of Rs 20 and the need to share hugs, everything has been and is being discussed in the comments section.
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