On October 7th, a video of an old man crying because his business (Baba ka Dhaba) was hit by the pandemic went viral. Today, the same old man can be seen smiling and blessing the donors who not only bought food from him but also donated a good amount of fortune to help him.
Here is the video which went viral last night:
— Vasundhara Tankha Sharma (@VasundharaTankh) October 7, 2020
This pandemic has affected severely small businesses. Small business owners like Kanta Prasad (the Old man) are totally dependent on their daily income. And due to the lockdown, his earning was less than his spendings.
The person who shot the video can be heard consoling the old man, “Roiye mat, koi tension nahi hai, upar wala aapke saath hai,” he says, appreciating the mutter-paneer and giving directions to “Baba Ka Dhaba”, urging people to come and have a meal at this roadside eatery in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar.
This video truly went like a storm on social media. Now, Baba ka Dhaba can be seen flooded with reporters and customers. All this happened in just a night. Meanwhile, Bollywood personalities such as Randeep Hooda, Swara Bhasker, and Raveena Tandon also urged people to visit Baba ka Dhaba.
Do visit if you are in Delhi! 🙏🙏
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) October 8, 2020
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 8, 2020
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 8, 2020
Here is Kanta Prasad all smiling and expressing his gratitude:
The stall in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar saw heavy footfall of customers after a video of the owner couple went viral. pic.twitter.com/nNpne6Arqs
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2020
— Bnd News (@BndNewz) October 8, 2020
He also has a message to give, saying that there are many like him out there, hungry and with no place to live.
Baba message for everyone!
— Pushpendra Kulshreshtha (@iArmySupporter) October 8, 2020
Baba ka Dhaba is a perfect example of Vocal for local. We hope to see such support and generosity for more street vendors who are severely affected by this pandemic but haven’t got the viral coverage.