Rickshaw Wala Viral On Internet
Daily we hear about so many negative incidents happening around us, which make us believe as if humanity has vanished from our society. They make us believe that we are living in a world where we can’t even trust our shadow, forget trusting strangers. But some incidents in our lives restore that fading faith in humanity. A similar incident made me realize that we can trust strangers.
This incident dates back to around December 2012. It was chilly and foggy when I reached Roorkee to attend a function at my friend’s house. I had never been to her place, so before hiring a rickshaw, I called her to know the exact location of her house and conveyed the same to that rickshaw wala.
Though I tried to put a brave face in front of that stranger and also conveyed to him, by actions, that I am constantly in touch with my friend yet I had fear in my mind that he might misbehave or misguide, knowing I am a complete stranger on this route. The whole route was quite deserted and far away from the main city. I was just focused on looking for landmarks that my friend had told me about.
It was nearly a 45 minutes journey from bus stand. Suddenly that man stopped his rickshaw saying we reached the destination. I looked at the surroundings and being a stranger, was clueless whether or not it is the right place. I quickly dialed my friend’s number and told her my position. She asked me to check with the shopkeepers around and reach a particular. She was busy with wedding rituals and couldn’t step out.