Sometimes in the midst of all the negative news that takes over our lives, positive stories are shared that makes us restore some faith in humanity.
One of the stories was shared by Twitter user Gopu Mohan about S Syed Abuthaheer, a constable based out of Tamil Nadu whose selfless act will bring a tear to the eye of the most cynical person. You can read the entire thread here.
Although Abuthaheer is mentioned much later in the story, it is important to understand the context.
A farm labourer Ezhumalai and his wife, 24-year-old Sulochana, were expecting a child.
Sulochana went into labour and the nearest hospital located in Rettiyapatti in Manapparai district was seven kilometres away. Fortunately, she and her husband managed to get there by ambulance.
Unfortunately for the couple, Sulochna had also developed complications and was told to have a c-section delivery. However, she was required to undergo blood transfusion.
Due to the lockdown, there was no matching donor available, and the couple had to go back home. To add to their woes, there was no transportation available and the couple began walking back home.It was then that they encountered S Syed Abhuthaheer, who was on duty. He asked them why they were out during the lockdown, and they shared the story. He told them to wait until his shift ended, bought them lunch, and instead of taking them home, took them back to hospital.
Abhuthaheer also was a matching blood type and he immediately donated blood to Sulochana who delivered a healthy baby at 9 pm on Friday night.
Hearing about his heroics, local media covered the story. The district SP acknowledged Abuthaheer's good work and awarded him Rs 1,000. Soon, the word reached the DGP, who gave him Rs 10,000.
What did he do with the reward? He gave it to the couple.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the feel-good story of the day.