Recently, a crowd in Delhi stole mangoes worth Rs 30,000 from an unattended fruit cart belonging to a street vendor. In a video which went viral, dozens of people pounced on the mango crates and stole as many as they could carry. This was particularly disheartening as the selfishness of people led the poor street vendor to suffer a huge loss, especially in such critical times.
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 22, 2020
However, as the video circulated online, hundreds of people wanted to help the poor fruit vendor, Chhote, by donating some money. Even music composer Vishal Dadlani took to Twitter to address the issue and inquired about his bank account details, as did many others.
I just read about the mango seller who was robbed by the general public in Delhi. I've never heard anything so shameful.
If anyone on my timeline can find a way to get in touch with him, I would like to repay his losses with apologies for the heartless behaviour of the thieves.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 22, 2020
In a later report, NDTV went on to reveal the fruit vendor’s bank account details so that people could help him in his time of need. People have been sharing the details with others via direct messages on Twitter. Several kind people have since then donated for the cause.
Have donated what was in my capacity to help this young man re-establish his business. 🙏
I know this is not enough but it would help for sure.
— आत्मनिर्भर 𝓐𝓷𝓴𝓲𝓽 𝓛𝓪𝓵 (@AnkitLal) May 22, 2020
— Subiism (@subiism) May 22, 2020
That’s already been done by some very kind people.
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) May 22, 2020
Please share with me too, bhai. Jin logo ne uska samaan loota unse ghatiya koi ni hoga!
— appurv_gupta (@appurv_gupta) May 22, 2020
Good thing is… people are raising funds to cover his losses. I and my friend @shahnawazk just made our little contributions. Last I heard the man had recovered some 16k out of the 30k that he lost.
And it's important that his faith in humanity be restored.
— Sarfaraz (@singingsufi) May 22, 2020
Make target Triple.
1st for his Mangoes
2nd for the loot, for his helpnessness
3rd for the smile we must bring on his face.
— Insha A Chauhan (@abumushir2013) May 22, 2020
— Liberal india (@Liberalindia4) May 23, 2020
What an amazingly prompt endeavour🙏
— Tweet Bibi تغريدة بيبي (@LifesTooShortF2) May 22, 2020
I was just thinking of how to help! Thank you.
— deepali desai (@desaideepali) May 22, 2020
It is touching to see so many people come together to help one man. The pandemic has truly managed to bring out the best in many!