Thanks to you dear Anupriya and pleasure to talk to your mom. I had read every act of kindness has a ripple effect. Through you I experienced, “Some act of kindness may bring an avalanche “. You are truly blessed and keep up this character of strength that you carry. pic.twitter.com/Ab8plZnKHM— Pankaj M Munjal (@PankajMMunjal) August 20, 2018
A young girl who donated her piggy bank money to a Kerala floods’ relief fund is now the recipient of a good deed herself.
The girl, identified only as Anupriya, 8, is from the town of Viluppuram in Tamil Nadu, India, and had been saving her money in anticipation of buying herself a bicycle. KC Shanmuganathan is the girl’s father and taught Anupriya how to save money.
Anupriya was able to save 8,246 Indian rupees, which amounts to about $118. She saved her money for a total of four years.
Anupriya told reporters that she decided to donate the money after seeing footage of the deadly floods.
“I have been saving money for a cycle. But when I saw visuals of Kerala flood on TV, I decided to donate the money,” she said.
Hero Cycles was moved by Anupriya’s selfless gesture and decided to give her a new bicycle. The company also promised her a brand new bike every year.
This is beautiful— Kirstie (@Kirstieyf) August 21, 2018
It's really heartening to see all these little acts of kindness and empathy. This gives me hope. We still have a chance of redemption ??— Dr Nazma parveen (@nazmaaman) August 20, 2018
Blessings to this nice girl. May God bring all happiness in her life. https://t.co/porXJISogk— M Venkatachari (@MVchari) August 21, 2018
What a relief to know there are people like Anupriya being raised in the world. Her kind gift and sacrifice has inspired a business to be gracious as well.
The young, good Samaritan sets an excellent example of how people should treat each other in times of need. Philanthropists with deeper pockets could stand to learn a lesson from her.
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