Not all heroes wear capes, some transcend beyond the boundaries of selfishness and materialistic world and through their humanity, they strive to make the world a better place. While the world is struggling with terrorism, mob lynching, and religious extremism, there are some tales which are enough to reinforce your faith in humanity. And such is the tale of Bouncy Mehta.
Shared by Humans of Bombay on their official Facebook page, Bouncy Mehta’s story will leave you in tears. It’s heartwarming and gut wrenching at the same time. You’ll be torn apart in two worlds – one, where people like Bouncy exist and the one where many acknowledge injustice and yet do nothing to change it.
So apparently, Mehta, who is based out of Mumbai, was part of the relief operations during Nepal earthquakes a few years ago. He recalls that during his operations at one of the Nepali village Sakhwa, he happened to come across a “muddy, shabby” girl who was no more than eight years old. Despite not posing any problem, the villagers were shooing her away and even making fun of her.
“Out of the blue, she came towards me and gave me the tightest hug… all she was craving was some form of affection because she gave me the biggest smile when I hugged her back. ” adds Mehta who was overtaken by the whole scene.
After further enquiry from the local villagers, Mehta learnt that she had no family. Her father was a drunkard and mother eloped with another man leaving her alone. The little girl had lost her speech due to an unattended illness.
“I don’t know what took over me, but I knew that I had to get her out…I couldn’t leave her there like village cattle.” says Mehta who after coming back to Mumbai went through a lot of pains, indifferent villagers and disconnected lines but managed to reach out to her relatives and the little girl was finally admitted to a Special Education and Rehabilitation Centre.
She was named ‘Ananya’ by Mehta who looks after her like a guardian angel and visits her time to time.
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