I saw an Indian lady and 2 teenagers passing by my parents' house. My hubby and I noticed that lady was pushing a damaged bike. We approached them and got to know that a car knocked her off the bike and sped off. She had no choice but to push her bike home before walking to work in a chinese restaurant. He daughter and son were accompanying her.
We offered to help. She accepted and we sent her bike for repair before driving her to work. On the way to her workplace, I asked about her family background. She told me she has 4 children but her husband is irresponsible and barely gives her money. Fortunately all her 4 kids are well behaved and they do well in their studies. Her teenage daughter works part time in that restaurant too. I encouraged that girl to study hard in order to have a better future. She looked at me and nodded her head.
I later passed some money to that lady and told her to buy something for her children. She and her children deserved a good Deepavali - the festival of light. May they continue to be strong and their souls be full of light and hope.