The story of this man selling sandwiches for the last 18 years is just another way to tell how the small events in life make the most impact on us.
While talking to this man, Humans of Bombay came across a very stirring point in one of his experiences.
This man sells sandwiches to support himself and his family. Thus, bread and butter are his bread and butter, quite literally. He sells approximately 200 sandwiches each day and his sincerity has helped him survive.
“I never take my job for granted. The best part about it is, that I meet people from all walks of life — I’ve learned so much over the years…”, he said.
They asked him, “Can you think of a particular person who has left that kind of impression on you?”
One day he had sold over 250 sandwiches and decided to give something to an old lady who used to stand at the corner. He recollected that she asked passers-by for spare change.
“When I handed her the money, she took my arm, led me back to the stall and returned the money — I was confused until she told me to make her a sandwich!” He told her to save that money for some other meal and need not pay him for the sandwich. He offered her the sandwich for free.
But what she said next has really stayed with him forever. She said, “why should I run you into a loss when you’re the one who was kind to me?“. And that statement really hit him. “She didn’t know where her next meal was coming from, but she was thinking about me,” he said.
That’s when the man realized, you do not need to do a lot to be kind. Your intent is more important than anything else. No matter how small the gesture seems, extending his kindness in any way possible is what he pledged to do.
“I’ve made it a point to extend kindness to those who need it — no matter how small it seems.”
It is so rightly said that “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted“. When you remain kind to others, Karma never forgets to come back to you in many good ways.