We have two kids, a boy and a girl. We appointed a maid to help us with our domestic work. After a few days, I noticed that she spent a lot of time talking with our kids. We realised that she has a son and a daughter, both married and living in a city near us, with their family and kids. Whenever she talks to our kids, they remind her of her grandchildren.
One day she asked me whether I could spare my old mobile and get her a number to speak with her grandchildren frequently. My old mobile was not working, so I booked a basic Nokia mobile online and took her to get a SIM in her name. I installed the new SIM on her phone and made calls to her son and daughter, and made her speak with her grandchildren. Due to the pandemic, it’s been more than a year since she met her grandchildren and talked to them. She wept with joy hearing her grandchildren voice after a long time.
I was happy that I could perform a small act of kindness for my maid.
A small act of kindness can make a huge difference to someone’s life.
~ Vaidhyanathan Anbalagan