The act of kindness

I was travelling and it had been a long journey, with a sleepless night and a delayed train. Impatiently waiting for my station I noticed the people sitting across me and couldn’t help but give them a big smile.

There were two kids approximately 5 years old accompanied by their father. Honestly, they were the two cutest kids I’d ever seen, with chubby cheeks, turban tied hair and the amazing smile. They were busy in their own world fighting for the small car, their dad’s mobile phone and nothing in particular. One of them picked up the last cookie from the packet and took a bite when their dad said to him, “You didn’t give it your brother? How can you eat it alone?”

What the boy did next kept me smiling. He halved the cookie and gave it to his brother with no regret on his face. His smile was in fact wider when he added, “If you want you can have the whole cookie. And sorry that I did not asked you before eating it.”

Their father could have bought them a whole new packet, it was sure no big deal but it was the act of kindness that mattered, the teaching of sharing, the act of love involved that mattered.

What we teach our kids is really important these days and he sure is a great dad, and I am pretty sure that these kids will prove to be few of the best people of the next generation. I couldn’t believe 5 years old kids behaving with such maturity while sometimes even older people like us tend to forget our protocols.

They sure made my morning beautiful.

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27 thoughts on “The act of kindness

  1. So beautifully written Moushmi and so nice that children this small age know the difference and know what is kindness and so nicely and sweetly they behaved. The other boy was so sweet to share his biscuit 🍪. Great post, I hope we elders too would do what they r doing and make this world a better place to live. 👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  2. You have pointed out the utmost requirement of the present generation. Even I have found in some of my kids the inability to share their toys or sweets with anybody. I feel it is parents responsibility to teach a kid the joy of sharing, and it must be done in childhood only. I am sure that guy is genuinely a great father.
    Lovely post.

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