Your biggest fan is a stranger and your biggest hater is someone you know.
Sometimes the warmest of words and the kindest of actions are those that come from people who are unknown to you. Whenever you are in trouble and need help, you will always find random people by your side who are godsends. Take Rishabh Pant’s accident for example. Two strangers, who didn’t even know he was a famous cricketer playing for the national team, rescued Pant when his car caught fire after suffering an accident.
Having said that, Parminder Singh, who is the ex-MD of Google, took to Twitter to share how a stranger saved his life when he was a kid. The stranger saved him from getting crushed by a car that was reversing. After sharing the story, he asked others to share similar experiences as well.
When I was a kid, a stranger saved me from getting crushed by a reversing Ambassador car by lifting me up and putting me out of its way. All I know about him is he was wearing a silver HMT watch.
What’s the kindest thing a complete stranger has done for you?#StrangerAngel
— Parminder Singh (@parrysingh) January 21, 2023
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Soon, there was a flood of tweets by people sharing stories of how the kindest strangers saved their lives or helped them in a way that they will always be grateful for.
From saving them from road accidents to urgently taking them to the hospital when needed, here are some of the best stories from the Twitter thread:
Mom and dad were in a car crash. Dad died on the spot, mom suffered grave injuries. Some boys were on their way to college. They pulled out my parents from the mangled car, rushed mom to a nearby hospital and left. Never seen them, but will forever be grateful for saving mom.
— Shweta Baxi Tyagi (@baxishweta) January 21, 2023
Reached Yamuna Nagar middle of the night alone. No mobile. Old sardarji uncle took me home to his family. Made me sleep with his daughter. Morning gave me chini paratha & chai and then got me a rickshaw to drop me at my destination ♥️ Only thing I remember is his red turban
— MomWhoLifts #MaskUp (@apsapre) January 21, 2023
Visiting Pune for the very first time for my first job. With no place to go after landing.
A gujju family took me in, fed me lunch and arranged for my stay in the city. Until I figured things out.
Would be eternally grateful.
— C.Kap𐃏𐃏r (@CKap00r) January 21, 2023
I had a seizure and fell unconscious while alone in an auto in Pune. The auto guy and a passerby lady took me back home ( auto guy knew where I lived cos he was usually at my regular auto stand). I woke up in my living room with them greatly concerned about me.
— su (@suruchisuri) January 22, 2023
Met with an accident in Mumbai wherein my auto did a 90 degree summersault. 2 women from that gathered crowd took me to hospital,called my emergency contact & waited till my ppl landed. Still in touch with them. ❤️
— HealTheWorld (@cheeniarora) January 22, 2023
I fell off a Bombay local train because of the overcrowding. The train was slowing down and my foot slipped I remember falling, I had lost consciousness. I woke up surrounded by women, one who told me that another woman had pulled me from slipped to the tracks in seconds time.
— sweettoothforeverything (@ilizbethnoble) January 21, 2023
Had been to a wildlife sanctuary with a friend in bike and petrol got over. It was already evening and was getting dark.
Two people came in bike out of nowhere, towed our bike with a towel and helped us reach nearby village where a shop was selling petrol.
— Rabi Agrawal (@RabiAgrawal) January 21, 2023
Can never forget the coldest night of 14th Jan 99, near Badshapur hit my scooter in dumper. Two people came to me and I told about my Dr. friend Saraswati Hospital Gurgn. Next I remember in hospital covered in a cream Color shawl. Don’t know who that angel was by ever grateful.
— BitterGourd (@bittergourd08) January 22, 2023
Delhi, 1996, 5 year old me got lost at Delhi station. A young lean man took care of me [email protected] found a relative. Refused to give me to many people who claimed me as their child! Saved my life… never got his name
Thank You to that person for my life!
— Ankit Berry (@ankitberry) January 22, 2023
I had a seizure midway while on a bike..fell on the road with my head(with helmet on) hitting the divider and I was lights out for some time..got up surrounded by strangers sitting on a bench,they had already called my family..gave me water and pacified me whn i awoke
— Proshanto Kundu (@kundu_proshanto) January 23, 2023
A lot of us might suffer from loneliness. But this goes on to prove that we are never really ‘alone’ in this world. There will always be someone who will take us out of trouble, save our lives, or help us when most needed.