I was cycling on a busy road trying to beat my fastest time. My cycle was speeding at 20+km/hr. Suddenly, I heard someone shouting from behind. I ignored it at first, but a young boy overtook me and shouted that the scarf that I used to clean the cycle was getting entangled in the cycle chain.
For a moment, I was shocked to the core as I was speeding fast. I looked back and saw the scarf tied to the chain. I immediately stopped, and my heart skipped a beat at what could have been a fatal accident.
When the boy realised I had stopped, he continued ahead without asking for or expecting anything in return. As I removed the scarf, my mind filled with images of what could have happened if the chain had broken down or stopped. I cursed myself for the rash drive but felt grateful to the boy who could have well ignored what he saw but made an effort to make me aware of the same.
He didn’t seem to come from a privileged background and seemed en route to work (judging by his mode of transport and attire), but he taught me a valuable lesson apart from probably saving my life!
You should help selflessly.
~ ANKUR PUROHIT