After the lockdown, an elderly couple, the owner of a small Dhaba “Baba Ka Dhaba”, lost their only source of earnings. After their video went viral on social media in which he is crying and seeking for help, many offered to help them financially.
Social media has really the power to do wonderful things. During the pandemic and the time of social distancing, social media brings people much closer in terms of helping each other.
Power of Social media
Once again social media proved its power in helping the needy ones. A video of an elderly man with his tear got viral within a few hours. The elderly man named Kanta Prasad with his wife Badami Devi set up their dhaba named Baba Ka Dhaba in a little blue box, opposite Hanuman Mandir in Malviya Nagar, South Delhi, in 1980s.
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Team #NRAI visited Kanta Prasad ji and Badami Devi ji of Baba Ka Dhaba in their Malviya Nagar house today. NRAI pledges to upgrade their infrastructure and equipment making them COVID-compliant so that they are able to continue with their legacy of serving others with a big smile. We salute their undying spirit. Let’s all share this and spread the word. #BabaKaDhaba #VocalForLocal #SupportSmallBusiness #NRAIForAll
The internet worked its fascinating and lead to bring a smile to the Prasad and his wife’s face.
Gaurav Wasan posted a video
The You Tuber Gaurav Wasan uploaded a video on Instagram in which the couple is seeking support from his followers. The 80 years old Prasad and his wife told about their struggles in selling their foods in Dhaba.
Flood of customers outside the Dhaba
After the video went viral, many people crowed Infront of Baba Ka Dhaba to help the couple. Long queues and flood of customers are outside the Baba Ka Dhaba, the power of the internet is really working for Baba Ka Dhaba.
Baba Ka Dhaba listed on Zomato
The food delivery service and an Indian restaurant aggregator, Zomato, also helped this couple by listing the Baba Ka Dhaba on its website.
UPDATE: baba ka dhaba is now listed on zomato and our team is working with the elderly couple there to enable food deliveries— zomato india (@ZomatoIN) October 8, 2020
thank you to the good people of the internet for bringing our attention to this ❤️
Message from Prasad
A new video of Prasad is also getting viral on social media where he is giving a message to everyone. “Sabki madad honi chaiye. Hum akele nahi hain. Duniya main bohat pade hain jinko khane ke liye dane ke liye ghar nahi hai. Khane ko roti nahi hai (Every local vendor should be helped. We are not the only ones. There are many who don’t have food to eat and house to live),” he said.
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