Many of us are aware of how the coronavirus pandemic affected small businesses at large. Several fruit and vegetable vendors, street food vendors, small-scale grocery stores ran out of business after the lockdown was imposed.
One elderly couple from Delhi who runs a small eatery named ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ at Malviya Nagar were in tears as they struggled financially to keep their small food business alive. According to Times Now, a video of the couple crying recently went viral online where they talked about how they were unable to sell their food.
When asked about how much are earn every day currently, the man took out a new Rs 10 notes from the drawer. This video broke the hearts of several people online! Have a look:
— Vasundhara Tankha Sharma (@VasundharaTankh) October 7, 2020
You can watch the full video here:
As people began sharing the video widely on social media, several celebrities including R Ashwin, Suniel Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, and others took notice. They extended their support to the elderly couple to help them revive their business.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 8, 2020
Let’s help put their smile back … our neighbour hood vendors need our help to ❤️🙏. https://t.co/X4RNcYOA9w
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 8, 2020
I am not able to message you, but is there a way I can help that man?? I would like to contribute.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 7, 2020
Hi could you please dm me details.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) October 7, 2020
— Richa Lakhera (@RICHA_LAKHERA) October 7, 2020
I am in the know of it and tomorrow will be visiting them and will surely bring a smile on his face. Thx
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) October 7, 2020
This morning, MLA Somnath Bharti visited the elderly couple’s food joint and pledged to take care of them. He posted pictures where the couple can be seen smiling!
.@RICHA_LAKHERA .@VasundharaTankh .@sohitmishra99 .@sakshijoshii .@RifatJawaid .@ShonakshiC .@TheDeshBhakt Visited "Baba Ka Dhaba" n hv done d needful to bring SMILE on their faces as promised. Will take care of them n I am starting a drive 2 take care of similarly placed people. pic.twitter.com/S9A94AmJxK
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) October 8, 2020
This is the power of social media! However, here’s taking an opportunity to remind everyone that while several of us have been lucky, a majority of people have suffered immensely due to the pandemic. These tough times call for us to stick together, help those in need, and help such small businesses thrive!