When was the last time you woke up and started thinking you do not have enough clothes to wear? Yesterday maybe? Or the day before yesterday? And it is not even difficult for us. If we don’t have enough many and it’s a Sunday, just drive to the nearest mall and buy one. As simple as that.
But there are hundreds who cannot do the same. But they buy and treat their family and themselves, through sheer determination and nothing else.
We are talking about Mr. MD. Kawsare Hossain, who begs for a living. And do you know what he did? He saved every rupee for two years to buy his daughter a dress.
His right arm was chopped off in an accident and hence he was left with no other option but to beg. He had to support his family and seeing no other means, he started begging. One day he walked into a shop with his daughter with some loose change, but the shopkeeper yelled at him. His daughter burst into tears but he promised not to give up.
Two years passed and he bought his daughter the pretty yellow dress she always wanted. This heartwarming picture below has gone viral and you cannot see it without at least one tear on your cheek.
This is what he has to say about it.
Yesterday, I was able to buy a new dress for my daughter after two years. While I handed sixty pieces of five taka note to the seller, he yelled at me for asking if I am a beggar. My daughter held my hand and cried to leave the shop by saying that she did not want to buy any dress.
I swept off her tears with one hand. Yes, I am a beggar. Ten years ago I had never thought in my nightmares that I have to live by begging from people. The night coach fell from the bridge and unbelievably I was alive. I was alive by becoming a disable. My youngest son often asked me where had I left my other hand. And my daughter Sumaiya feed me every day by saying she knows how difficult it is to do all work with one hand.
After two years my daughter is wearing a new dress, that’s why today I brought her with me to play for some time. Maybe I will not be able to earn anything today, but I wanted to roam around with my little girl. I secretly borrowed this mobile phone from my neighbour without informing my wife. My daughter has no picture and I want to make this day memorable for her. When one day I will have a phone I will take a lot of pictures of my children. I want to keep good memories. It’s very difficult to send my children to school, but I am educating them all. Sometimes they cannot attend the exam because giving exam fees is not always possible by me. On those days they feel very sad then I tell them, sometimes we can miss exams because the biggest exam is life which we are giving every day.
Now I will go for begging. I will place my daughter in a signal where she will wait for me. I will look at her from distant while begging. I feel shame while she looks at me when I lend my one hand to others. But she never leaves me alone. Because there are big cars, she thinks accident can happen again, these cars could run on me and I would die. Whenever I managed to get some money I return to home by holding my daughter’s hand. We do bazaar on our way and my daughter always carry that bag. During rain we love to get wet and talk about our dreams. In someday I do not get any money, on those days we return to home silently. On those days I feel like to die but at night when my children fall in sleep by holding me I feel being alive is not a bad thing. Only bad is when my daughter waits for me in the signal by keeping her head down. When I cannot look at her eye while begging. But today is different. Because today my daughter is very happy. Today this father is not a beggar. Today this father is a king and here is his princess.
Watch the facebook post here.
Also published on Medium.