R Ashwin was one of the celebrities who shared this poignant story on social media.© AFP
The plight of an elderly couple, who run a small roadside kiosk in Delhi called ‘Baba ka Dhaba’, had become the talk of the town after a video of an elderly man wiping his tears went viral on social media . Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was one of many celebrities who shared this poignant story, sparking a massive campaign to help them. The next day, crowds began to queue in front of the newsagent, which put a smile on the couple’s faces. Their story was also highlighted on GossipMantri, and by tagging such a news story in his tweet, Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ashwin wrote about how social media can be used effectively to “achieve good things.” He further stated that social media can be used for both – good or bad – but how one wants to use the platform is always his / her choice.
“This one here shows how effectively we can achieve good things through such forums. Social media can be used for good or bad and let’s just say the choice is always” OUR “,” Ashwin tweeted.
This one here shows how effectively we can achieve good things through such forums.
Social media can be used for good or bad and let’s just say the choice is always “OUR”. https://t.co/P9IWyXJoYP
– Ashwin (@ ashwinravi99) October 8, 2020
Elderly man Kanta Prasad and his wife Badami Devi were delighted with the constant flow of customers queuing in front of their kiosk. “We are very pleased with the number of customers that are now emerging. We are grateful for the public support,” said Kanta Prasad.
“During the lockdown months, we couldn’t sell anything. We struggled to survive, but today we’re inundated with customers. We want to give our blessing to everyone who has helped us,” added his wife.
Ashwin is currently participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) representing its Delhi Capitals franchise. After taking four wins and a loss from five games, Delhi sits comfortably in second place on the IPL 2020 points table, with a match in hand against the Mumbai Indians of table heads.
Delhi will have the chance to push the defending champions from the top if they beat Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
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