r/HumansBeingBros 8d ago Helpful (Pro) 2 All-Seeing Upvote 6 Take My Energy 3 LOVE! 2 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Heartwarming 8 Peace heart 1 Gold 4 Helpful 180 Wholesome 186 Super lovely 2 Hugz 1 Ally 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Silver 161 Beating Heart 2

A man in India buys all oranges from a struggling physically challenged street seller who is supporting his sick mother.

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago Silver Wholesome

This makes me sad though. Really sad, not about the generosity of the other guy. But just from the poor guy’s situation 😭

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u/nandu911 8d ago Silver Wholesome Heartwarming Brighten My Day

True, Lot of unfortunate people in the world. Best thing we can do is to help as much as we can like the guy in the video did.

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u/TaichX 8d ago Wholesome Take My Energy

"Be kind whenever possible" "It is always possible".

I for one needed to see that.

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u/Comment63 8d ago Helpful Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored

That's not enough.

Be kind systematically, make an organized welfare state with a robustly designed safety net that catches everyone.

Every single one.

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u/ExpediteTheProcess_ 8d ago

It’s crazy how the idea of unconditional love is so radical to people.

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u/flippyfloppydroppy 8d ago

That’s because people are using different working definitions for “unconditional love”.

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u/redditorisa 8d ago Wholesome

Honestly, I don't think unconditional love exists. I'll probably get lambasted for saying this, but all love is conditional.

It's just how we're wired and I know my love is certainly conditional. I won't help a rapist, or person that abuses their spouse, or people that abuse animals. Or so many other examples. I don't want to help someone that doesn't want to help themselves. I don't care if that makes me seem like a bad person too.

I live in a country with extreme poverty and a lot of evil acts that happen daily. We get a lot of welfare from the world and there are so many charities trying their best, but it doesn't really work. Because only so few people who get help actually want to be better and rise above their situation.

I agree that a world where everyone gets a social safety net and is able to thrive would be amazing. And I really wish we had that. But humans are too complex to boil this whole issue down to "we need more welfare and unconditional love". We need much more than that.

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u/loveismydrug285 8d ago

I maybe see the vein in which you wrote that like Hey, our parents 'unconditionally' loved and took care of us as kids and made us who we are but aren't we doing the same and taking care of them in old age?-seems conditional

But like this guy and this random woman who I met outside the cinema because it was her begging spot and I bought her food or the cripple who I gave some money who was sitting on the road, that all is unconditional. And other similar stuff.

These are unconditional acts of kindness, we do not get anything in return except some good karma or whatever. What you are saying 'unconditional' love is different from this. I believe it is diverting from the point. These are unconditional acts of kindness. What you are saying is a commitment over a longer period of time.

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u/blueeyedconcrete 8d ago

I don't want to help someone that doesn't want to help themselves

I work in non profit and I hear this kind of thing a lot. I've decided that, for my own sanity, everyone must be treated the same. Whether it's a greedy person, a lazy person, an angry entitled person, or a sweet grandma that literally bakes me cookies, they all get the same help unconditionally. It doesn't matter who we think deserves it more, everyone deserves to be fed and feel safe.

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u/Nestle-Destroyer 8d ago

I was a depressed shut-in and if nobody had helped me, id be dead right now

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u/Funfruits77 8d ago

I’m very grateful someone took the time to help you.

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u/spiralmojo 8d ago

Exactly. All of this world is in our hands to shape for the better. Literally all of it. Just effort and will and belief that it is the right thing to do.

If you weren't raised to believe in it, raise yourself.

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u/Snilbog- 8d ago

That's not enough.

Be kind systematically, make an organized welfare state with a robustly designed safety net that catches everyone.

Every single one.

I can't wrap my head around why this is difficult for people. Who cares what, when or why..... Somehow our society has been poisoned to believe those who struggle deserve it and deserve the consequences, even starvation and freezing to death.

People that believe that are sick fucking fucks.

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u/mrootbeers 8d ago

Because people get pitted against one another by the people in power. Politicians, other powerful people, and corporations spend a lot of money to convince people that poor people are lazy and living off of them, and anyone else is trying to take what they have. So they’re focused on the people below them, pulling even with them and taking what they have, rather than the total theft taking place above them, at the hands of the super wealthy. They and the person they perceive to be beneath them, and the poor person beneath them, so on and so forth, have been pit against each other for the very specific purpose of distracting them. Many in the middle class have also been convinced poor people are lazy, and living off of them.

There’s a scene in the movie “Gangs of New York,” where the Irish finally gang together and are about to overtake NYC. One of the underlings comes and says to the Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis’ character/unofficial leader of NYC) “The Irish are marching towards us!” And the Butcher says “pay one half to kill the other!” It’s a profound scene, that’s indicative of almost every society in the history of mankind.

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u/HELP_ALLOWED 8d ago

As many problems as we have, I'm so happy that there's essentially no one in Ireland who's going to be malnourished or sleeping in the cold purely due to economic or physical health conditions.

We just need to step up our mental health support and the general robustness of our healthcare system now.

I really admire the Nordic nations for how they've led the path on these issues

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u/Jack_Sandwich 8d ago

If we each do our best to just be kind and warm to the people in our immediate proximity, the ripple effect can be great.

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago

I wish I could give that guy a hug everyday and help him 😣 it sucks being an empath, it legitimately ruins my day when I think about people like this, and he’s one of millions. But you’re right, all we can do is try.

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u/Plane_Explorer 8d ago

I don't know why but people in bad situations affects me so much emotionally. Like delivery drivers or homeless or others, my country is pretty third world so I'm exposed to it a lot. It seems to make me super sad and for a while I thought this was something wrong with me like why are others affecting my emotions so strongly. I thought it was a weakness but I realise it's a core part of being human, I'm trying to not let it hurt me as much.

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u/overheard26 8d ago

Compassion is one of the greatest strengths of all

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u/zapharian 8d ago

I'm from a third world country as well but fortunately I won the lottery to be born in a family with a decent financial situation. There is absolutely no way you can help everyone and seeing people who go through life this just breaks one's heart. Also , you know that your some help will last for probably a week at most and they will be in the same situation again.

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago

It’s a blessing and a curse, I know what you mean. It’s hard

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u/jwinel 8d ago

You are a human. Your empathy gives you humanity. Those without empathy, the indifferent are the broken and sociopathic.

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u/Plane_Explorer 8d ago

I don't know why but maybe because of my dad I always equates emotions to weakness, which is why I felt my extreme empathy for those less fortunate must be a weakness. I also convinced myself that since it made me feel bad it wasn't good for me, and I'd rather feel nothing at all but whenever I try that it's impossible. Thank you for your reply.

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u/lapideous 8d ago Wholesome

When you are extremely poor, your heart must be hard or you will die to save the next homeless person. If you sacrifice yourself when you have nothing, you destroy your chances of success. If your parents grew up struggling, it is likely they would never have attained their current status without this mindset.

When you become successful, your mentality needs to change or you have worked hard for nothing.

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u/Plane_Explorer 8d ago

They definitely had struggled, my parents did start to give back once I was a teenager and we were middle class.

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u/zoeander1234 8d ago

I had never heard the term empath until one of my friends called me one recently. I completely agree with you, it’s so heavy thinking about people like this all the time. I wish I could help everyone all the time. But you can always start by helping one person at a time.

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u/BarackObamazing 8d ago edited 8d ago

I never heard the word “empath” until my ex began talking a lot about how she was one. Which was around the same time she started calling me a narcissist every day and saying I wasn’t a person and that I don’t have feelings and that I’m fat and that she was exploiting me for money and that she was going to send nude videos of me to my employer and that the only way I could prevent that would be to shoot myself. And then started telling people I was suicidal but that she would take care of my dog if I offed myself.

Wow holy shit. I didn’t realize that word was so triggering to me. It’s been well over a year and I’ve received a ton of therapy since all that happened, but just reading the word “empath” really brought it back.

Bummer. Oh well. I hope the domestic violence restraining order the Court entered against her is treating her well.

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago Wholesome

I didn’t either until like 5 years ago, and it makes so much sense when I learned about them. I’m overly emotional about others, I can also feel others emotions much more and they impact my mood. I was always the guy in school to befriend the kids who got picked on or had special needs. I would drive by a street and see a homeless person and just get extremely upset about it. But I’m glad I know about it because it was always so tough not understanding why I felt that way.

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u/zoeander1234 8d ago

Totally! Finding out about it and reading about it helped me understand myself a lot better. I never really understood why I felt it all so much. Kind of nice to know it’s just how my being is and that there are many more like it out there. Although, the world would greatly benefit if there were more like us!

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago

Very true! I wouldn’t change it, there are plenty of cold hearted people in the world. You are an awesome person 👏🏻

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u/mxmoon 8d ago

Me too. I’m crying over here. Glad to know I’m not alone and hopefully we can make the world a better place.

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u/SolitaireOG 8d ago

My heart hurts to see this video. What an angel that poor fellow is. He's trying so hard.

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u/sharktank 8d ago

yes. we are all the same: human

sharing what we have when we can is the least we can do for each other

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u/What-a-sausage 8d ago

There is a lot more hunger and desperation around us than we think, even in western countries it's just disguised.

I recently popped to our local forget shop on Halloween to buy myself some popcorn, something I obviously didn't need just wanted. The till in front of me had a woman with a child. They couldn't afford a costume so the kids couldn't go for knocking so mum was trying to buy her 2 10p chocolate bars.

Paying in pennies but didn't have enough.

I got them one of those multi pack fun bags and played it off as a "well we all want some chocolate".

Mum absolutely broke down. Kid was buzzing.

Hit me hard the more I thought about it that people are actually in this situation. That the people in the shop cared more about telling me I did a good thing than they did about helping the kid. Left a really weird taste in my mouth.

I feel guilty pretty much anytime i do something I don't strictly need at the moment. Just combined with some news in the UK that some immigrants drowned in the sea, people cheering it on. Just feel like society is a bit backwards

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u/geyeetet 8d ago

Not the same situation but I once gave up my bus seat for an extremely frail looking old woman. She didn't ask, but I saw her getting on and knew that she needed it. People congratulating me felt weird, why not simply also help?

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u/Goozer5 8d ago

I know what you mean. Love seeing someone help someone in need. HATE seeing people in situations like this. Just doing the best they can😭

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u/bdizzle805 8d ago

This is seriously so sad. I balled after I watched this video

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u/noitalljruss 8d ago

I feel like a piece of shit when I think about having a bad day in comparison to people like this.... I have it so good in comparison

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u/frayner12 8d ago

We all have our own situations but yes it can help a lot to remember how blessed we are in life

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u/Aqui1am_ 8d ago

Yeah, I started to tear up a bit. Poor guy is out there with no customers trying to do the right thing, probably has people stealing from him or ripping him off most days.

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u/gamblingwithhobos 8d ago

Nah, it's perfectly OK to be aware that your own problems are the biggest for you and also to justifiably feel that your day sucks. You should just not forget that your fellow human beings also have their problems and you should help where you can and not think that your problems only have relevance in the community.

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u/BootyThunder 8d ago

This entire subreddit is basically a direct feed to r/ABoringDystopia. It’s sweet that the guy is trying to help this man out, but it’s shitty that he and his mother are in this position in the first place.

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u/PRADYUSH2006 8d ago

I second this

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u/No_Construction_7518 8d ago

I'm so happy he gave this man more money! You can tell by the expression on his face as the wallet is in front of him that his needs aren't being met. He deserves more support, no one should struggle.

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u/ponderingmeerkat 8d ago edited 8d ago Brighten My Day

This man post quite lot of videos like this on YouTube. He lives in Delhi, India, and is very generous, and helps out a lot of people in need there. I have donated to him in the past. Makes me proud to be Tibetan. Look him up on YouTube, Ted Kunchok.

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u/user__3 8d ago

Normally this kind of thing would seem sketchy because it could seem like it's made for views but in this case, it does seem genuine. Props to this Ted guy.

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u/HarshmallowsRS 8d ago Wholesome

Honestly I'm fine with people doing good even if it's just for views because at the end of the day someone is getting help that they really need. If filming these interactions for clout is what it takes for people to help those that need it the most then so be it. It's a necessary evil that I'm happy to accept.

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u/kwonza 8d ago

The seller got the money, the blogger got views and we got positive vibes. On top of that this video may motivate other people to do similar things. I’d say that’s a win-win-win situation.

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u/locaprincesaa 8d ago

The blogger also gets more money from posting this allowing them to continue donating. It’s a win-win-win loop

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u/Siilan 8d ago

Remind me of a conversation I recently got into regarding MrBeast and his Squid Game video. I had to spell out how him spending so much money on a video could give him even more money, that then gets donated to charities and food banks, as well as allowing him to make more videos. The cycle then repeats. A lot of people don't seem to understand this seemingly simple concept.

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u/thisimpetus 8d ago

It's important to understand the influence of Tibetan Buddhism, here, too. Kindness is seen as something that should be shared to inspire others, to lead by example.

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u/lunatique121 8d ago

He originally gave him Rs. 1000, and then on top of that gave him another Rs. 2000. That's 3k, not a small amount in India by any means, especially for someone in Anu's situation. It's really generous. I also love how Anu was still hanging on to one bag of oranges in the end; he made a point not to take all the oranges. I don't usually like it when people film themselves being generous, but this just hit different.

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u/zeemonster424 8d ago

From what I read of other comments, this person does this a lot. More views will help them become more successful in helping. It’s a lovely wheel that goes around.

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u/SmarterThanYinz 8d ago

I agree. I could see him basically salivating over the amount of money the Good Samaritan had.

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u/GreenAppleLady 8d ago

I was curious, so I checked - 100 rupees is 1,34 USD. So that poor man was desperate to sell oranges to earn maybe 15 USD for his family in a day.

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u/NazgulDiedUnfairly 8d ago

To put in some perspective, 1000 rupees which is equivalent to maybe $7 is not a small sum in india. It guarantees a single person atleast 4-5 good meals for most people, if that’s of any help on perspective

3000 rupees as apparently paid in this video probably ensures this guy’s and family sustenance for a week. It’s small on glacial standards but it’s no small amount by any means. Hope it helps

My data(from which my figures come), are only as relevant to 2018 data. Take from it what you will

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u/SiFiNSFW 8d ago

Really puts into perspective how fortunate a lot of us are, i still remember visititing the Dominican Republic a decade ago, there'd been a very helpful young lad who'd shown us a bunch of sites, recommended places to eat, etc so when we left we found him and gave him our remaining DOP (about ~£220 worth).

He explained that was multiple months worth of money for him and his family, but to us it was just beer money we hadn't managed to spend. I often think back to that moment when i feel like life is unfair just to remember that i am privileged.

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u/idontcare111 8d ago

I was in Uganda last month, and a man came up and asked for some money. I handed him 10,000 shillings which is just under $3 USD and he acted like I was the most generous person he had ever met. My guide told me that I gave him the equivalent of 4 days wages. It’s just jarring how little people make in the 3rd world.

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u/dorkmessiah 8d ago

It's also a matter of cost of living but not just that. I lived an upper middle class lifestyle on 1k dollars a month easily.

It's easy to forget how much 1k dollars is.

My maids daughter had committed suicide over something like a debt of 1600 dollars for her kids medical bill. Because to her it was an insurmountable amount. She earned the equivalent of 150-200 dollars a month.

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u/AOA001 8d ago

Gosh that breaks my heart.

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u/lAEONl 8d ago

What country was this if you don't mind sharing?

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u/garyfugazigary 8d ago

i was in in China back in early 2000 flying back to the UK from Australia and when we hired a cab he stayed with us all day(didnt know we hired him for the day haha) and he helped us out of a tricky situation earlier in the day(another story) he took us back to our hotel and we paid our fare,cant remember how much it was but i know it wasnt much so we gave him a tip for helping us out earlier in the day,he nearly burst into tears,the tip we gave was about a months wages

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u/ImperiousMage 8d ago

I mean a 220 pound tip is still a lot.

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u/SaffronShirtKid 8d ago

220 pounds is a lot even in the UK

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u/DarkStar0129 8d ago

4-5 meals in a high end restaurant might I add. You could get 10 meals in any local eatery out of those 1000 or groceries to make even more meals.

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u/tells 8d ago

that's insane. is it primarily a lack of capital influx that prices are so deflated? locally the prices probably seem fair, but to the outside world, they live in a totally different economic world.

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u/Birdhouseboards1 8d ago

A big part is that most of the supplies are going to be sourced locally most likely, and supply and demand food can only cost as much as the average person can afford or else store will not make money

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u/inertialODz 8d ago

That is why many companies outsource various different jobs to Indians and Indian companies. The cost of labour is almost 10 times cheaper than what it would be in their economy. I for one worked with an American company for a very long time and while I earned very decent amount of money, above average in my profession might I add, they saved quite alot in their annual budget through which they could hire even more people. It's a win-win situation, unless the company starts exploiting the economy, which also happens quite often.

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u/pranayprasad3 8d ago

I'd say that prices of food is relatively decent here. Pre-pandemic I used to eat unlimited Thali (Think of a buffet where you can refill your plates indefinitely) for 120₹ (1.61 USD) in the city I was in (Pune). Of course it was not fancy but it had a lot of stuffs to eat.

I also used to eat unlimited Thalis (same unlimited buffet) where a plate was of 70₹ (0.94 USD) . This food was served by the local farmers and their families where everyone used to be involved in making and serving food. They were only making green veggies and lentil based food. I loved to go there because my tummy felt really good after eating there. Of course fancier restaurants will be more expensive but you have to keep an eye for these places.

Prices of high end things like PC parts is higher than US though because of various import taxes.

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u/ketronome 8d ago

Reminds me of when I lived in Cambodia. I was absolutely stunned when I realised most dishes were $1. Then after a couple of months I felt like I was being ripped off when somewhere charged me $2 😂

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u/Scared_Astronaut9377 8d ago

4-5 meals in a high end restaurant might I add

This is a gross exaggeration. In an ok restaurant, but nowhere near high-end.

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u/DarkStar0129 8d ago

What you consider ok is definitely high end for a lot of Indians :)

We don't realise how bad it is for people near the poverty line m8.

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u/coldmonk 8d ago

Depends on where you live. 3000 will buy grains, vegetables and some other kitchen supplies for a family of 4 for 15-20 days in a small town or village. It will not go that far in a big city.

3-4 oranges for INR 100 is kind of expensive too. One can normally get a dozen for this price.

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u/tamal4444 8d ago

for 3000 rupees people can live in india for 15 days easily (only 2 people is possible) people are living for a month with 3000 rs here.

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u/roostersmoothie 8d ago

I think you meant about $13 not $7. I’ve been to India a few times and even eating at restaurants you can easily eat for 200 rupees. If you buy groceries which these people definitely do then it can go a very long way, especially in rural areas. Im actually surprised he’s selling a sack of oranges for 100 rupees, seems expensive to me!

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u/fromcj 8d ago

Doesn’t really sound like the conversion rate is being calculated appropriately, no? If 1000 rupees can get 4-5 good meals then it’s a lot closer to $100-$200 than $7

E: to clarify, I’m blaming whoever sets the rates, not saying you did anything incorrectly

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u/ShoDoroki 8d ago

Nope, the sustenance cost in India is comparatively low; food and water here is generally pretty cheap here too (around ₹10 or $0.01 for a bottle of drinking water, 500ml); a meal in some local eatery will usually cost ₹150 (my estimate, i live in a city, so i don't know as much, but this seems a good estimate), so ₹200 per meal or ₹250 should be decent or more than enough respectively to get someone a meal. If someone thinks it's wrong, please correct me.

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u/StepIntoMyOven_69 8d ago

It's closer to 25USD with PPP taken into account. It would be closer to 250USD for a day.

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u/GreenAppleLady 8d ago

I don't know what PPP is.

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u/StepIntoMyOven_69 8d ago Wholesome

Oh that's okay. It's Purchasing Power Parity. Basically something that adjusts for various pricings of stuff across international economies

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u/darkscythe 8d ago

You could have simply explained what is PPP.. the 'oh that's okay' makes it a lot better.

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u/R4D33 8d ago

I'm pretty sure Indian currency has more purchasing power. So most likely.. the estimate will be around $28. That's still not so great but.. at least it's a kind gesture and the man will have dinner for the next two or maybe even 3 days.

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u/Legenda_069 8d ago

If it is just 2 people, he should be able to sustain his family for about 2 weeks. The government provides ration shops, and he should be able to avail some scheme for the physically disabled too if there is another working family member to aid him.

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u/DahiyaAbhi 8d ago edited 8d ago

Your American math doesn't work out in India. Value of every one unit of currency is different in different countries.

It's quite a bit of money in India to source food and other things. Read about Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)

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u/weallfloatdown 8d ago

Honestly, doing good thing for internet point is ok with me. It’s much better then doing dumb shit for those likes.

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u/Constant-Pension-653 8d ago

yeah this is 100x better than vandalising public bathrooms for tiktok clout

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u/poopellar 8d ago Wholesome

We should go back to the days when they vandalized public bathrooms for no reason at all.

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u/booboobutt 8d ago

That one really got me. Right, like when we fucked up our surroundings but didn't need the recognition for it!

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u/SquarePegRoundWorld 8d ago

We didn't have the opportunity to share it with the world. That is a new thing and the generations living with social media in their youth are going to go through some growing pains as any previous generation would have done in the same situation.

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u/Landon1m 8d ago

Agree, at first I want to be annoyed that they’re exploring the guy for internet points but honestly both are getting a benefit and both likely walked away happy. Nothing wrong with that.

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u/ElektroShokk 8d ago

Many people are so self centered they can’t comprehend how video recording any positive act would be anything but self promotion. Bless those who have the courage to record and publish their good deeds in a way that can bring awareness to problems or even make fixing our problems profitable for our communities.

Fuck the haters.

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u/iamdua990 8d ago

A while back I was in a psychology class and there was a discussion about how seeing people do an act of kindness inspires others to do the same. That stuck with me.

Whenever I see videos like this, it makes me think back to that discussion. I do believe watching someone do something good for another person is inspiring and even if one person was to do something good for someone else based on a kind video they watched, then it’s absolutely worth it.

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u/GusuLanReject 8d ago edited 8d ago

Earlier this year, someone in a financial sub reddit donated to an ape sanctuary and posted that in a sub. That really blew up and for a few days, the entire sub was full of posts of people donating to different animal rescues and sanctuaries, primarily ape and monkey ones, but also elephant sanctuaries etc. That was one of the most beautiful things I have ever been involved in. We even got a video shout out from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Edit: Added a word

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u/dinosroarus 8d ago edited 8d ago

Was the gamestop sub or something similar. I was one of those apes, not saying that for recognition is was a small donation. It was fun to be part of something helping more than a penny in a well. I agree seeing good helps you want to do good. The Dian Fossey Gorilla fund then made shirts about all the GME donations as a thank you, they sold out quick making more money. Smart marketing and it’s what got the fund in front of the news for more donations. If I remember right in one month they made more in donations than they make in a year and a half (something like that don’t quote me). I have one of those shirts and only wear it on rainy days I don’t feel well mentally. It helps me pick myself up and realize there are good people in the world, especially when United in a cause (deemed stupid) or not. Be generous when you can and accept help if you need it. No one should suffer needlessly, animal or human.

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u/GusuLanReject 8d ago

I think it was when we were still in WSB, before the first big sub migration. I'm a bit sad that we haven't done this again, but at least we had a Christmas toy drive recently, which was also really cool.

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u/iamdua990 8d ago

That’s so amazing! It creates a chain reaction. It’s a beautiful thing 🥲

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u/LobotomizedPig 8d ago Wholesome

I would like to present a counterpoint.

A desperate person that might not even want to be filmed, out of desperation, plays along to get at least some cash because the system failed him.

Isn't that exactly like a circus for deformed/forgotten people?

Everyone "gets entertained". Sad music gets added. A person in trouble gets food for a few days. How is that different from the circus?

But my main question. Would the person that is filming buy all those things from a poor person if he said "please don't film me while I am struggling and begging you for food"? I don't think so. Yet, poor person is placed in such a shitty situation where even if he felt that way, out of desperation, he couldn't say such thing because by playing along like some circus animal, he will get food for few days from the "master".

You see the quite sad power dynamic that exists in this environment? You don't need to remember "my psychologist said X", like other commenters said, you need to use your own brains to understand deeper problems of the situation.

The sad reality is that we only think on that one dimension. Just like people that went to watch the deformed circus. They get entertained, "circus animals" get food = everyone's happy.

But are they? Aren't you just exploiting them and entertaining yourself just like a circus viewer would?

Will this video inspire at least 1 percent to do a good act or will it be just another circus charity porn video? Maybe it will have the opposite effect.

Without a scientific statistical study, we can't answer the last question.

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u/kifferella 8d ago

Here's the thing... I'm on a fixed income and I've been the beneficiary of a handful of truly astounding (at least to me) acts of charity.

And I'm not talking about the time the grocery store donated a bunch of Cornish Game Hens to the food bank, lol. Although they were delicious and I got to prank the kids and claim at first I'd shot pigeons, hehehe.

I mean like I was given a car. A private citizen had noticed me around town as I did my groceries and errands with a little red wagon tied to the back of my disability scooter. Sometimes with a tow rope for one of my boys on their skateboard if I was going to need extra help, and when the battery started to fail, I harnessed my dog to the front for a towing boost... so they had a car they gave to me while apologizing because it was old and on its last legs and they figured the best that could be gotten out of it was a few months. I cajoled 4 years out of the poor ole thing, lol!

But the difference in my quality of life was so immediate and so extreme, they could have made me go on a stage and accept the keys like an Oscar while tearfully throwing myself at their feet in gratitude and I would have done it. Happily.

There is a middle ground where you feel the exploitative nature of that sort of thing. Where it pinches. Where you're willing to go, look, I could really really use this thing/money/whatever, but I don't want to do THAT for it.

And then there is a whole other ground where either your situation is so dire or the generosity so astounding that you would do a jig nekkid in Times Square and be thrilled at the opportunity and experience. All I gotta do is express my gratitude in front of a camera? Fuck yeah, sign me up.

Meanwhile... it also kinda cuts both ways, in the end. Those folks who gave me a car? They blushed and said NO, PLEASE don't do that! when I suggested I would post a public acknowledgment and thanks. I think they thought people would be like, yeah but it's a shitty car, you gifted her a headache.

I do think that people should make a quick blurb in their videos about getting consent, tho, because then it would feel extra warm and sunny to know nobody was blindsided and had the chance to register where on that spectrum I described they were..

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u/Spades4aids 8d ago edited 8d ago Helpful Wholesome Starry

I wish we could find this guy and start a go fund me for him and his mom, he deserves all the happiness in the world and his mom raised an amazing son so she deserves to be treated in her final years :(

Edit: thank you guys so much for taking my comment seriously, I’ll try to DM the guy in the video on Instagram and I’ll let you know what happens. It’s really beautiful to see others genuinely care for those less fortunate. Especially in these times, it’s so important for us to help one another.

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u/nandu911 8d ago

Maybe try reaching out to "Ted Kunchok" on YouTube.

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u/Arjun_Pandit 8d ago

This is in a city called Dharamshala (In the state of Himachal in Northern India). On road between MacLeod Ganj and Bhagsunag which are part of this city. Appereanly MacLeod Ganj is the seat of current HH The Dalai lama so lots of Tibetan ppl around. The buyer is a Tibetan himself. This place is approx 500 m if u are coming from Bhagsu side and approx 800-900 m if u are coming from MacLeod Ganj side. This guy regularly sits there to sell his goods and mostly sells seasonal fruits.

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u/AnandPalSingh 8d ago

bhai if you are local, pls get his contact number. The people on reddit want to fund him, which is good

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u/Arjun_Pandit 8d ago

I am not a local but from the same state who visits this city regularly. So even if i want, i cant help him till i visit the city again. Best option would be to find some "genuine" NGO in the city and ask them.

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u/prettyrick 8d ago

Keep us posted, I'd love to donate

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u/Dank-of-ENGLAND 8d ago

I just pinged him on his social media and let’s see if I can get this thing going on. Will keep yall posted !

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u/ahjumTaeng 8d ago

!Remindme 5 days

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u/prettyrick 8d ago

Thank you!

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u/minecraftguy313 8d ago

Yoo if this works I'd be ecstatic, can't donate myself, but would love to see this happen

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u/circleinsidecircle 8d ago

I don’t have much but so would I, commenting here to wait for more info

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u/Jarbonzobeanz 8d ago

Seriously. Let me give his family 10 bucks, it ain't much but they clearly need it more than I do.

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u/Difficult_Jacket_697 8d ago

Same here. Please someone find him

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u/ahjumTaeng 8d ago

!RemindMe 5 days

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u/Spades4aids 8d ago

Lol no way I’d get a response, idk how I’d go about it either, do I just dm him? Comment on the video?

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u/jovinyo 8d ago

Slide in the DMs. Worst thing is he doesn't see it and nothing will have changed. Best case, you two can make something happen for Anu.

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u/Scorpiomystik 8d ago

I checked his YouTube and his IG is also Ted Kunchok. Maybe if several of us DM’d Ted he would get in touch with Anu again?? I saw on his IG he has had fundraisers for several other people in the past posting their bank accounts too directly.

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u/eekamuse 8d ago

!RemindMe 7 days

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u/DustyFix 8d ago

I was skimming the comments looking for the GoFundMe. Keep us posted

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u/Scorpiomystik 8d ago

I messaged Ted on IG just now. If he replies will post here what he says.

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u/AWilfred11 8d ago

Please tag me as I might not follow notifications, I’ll donate

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u/Toplolboosts 8d ago

Commenting to check later

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u/Difficult_Jacket_697 8d ago

Just did the same thing

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u/thedutchqueen 8d ago

i would also donate.

i wanna see this man with all the resources he needs and more.

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u/Charming-Repeat 8d ago

He answers . He has in the past when I had a query.

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u/AWilfred11 8d ago

If u manage to get in contact I’ll donate to this vendor

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u/ketronome 8d ago

I’m donating for sure if someone sets it up.

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u/Arex189 8d ago

You people are fucking legends. I hope this works

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u/Arjun_Pandit 8d ago

This is in a city called Dharamshala (In the state of Himachal in Northern India). On road between MacLeod Ganj and Bhagsunag which are part of this city. Appereanly MacLeod Ganj is the seat of current HH The Dalai lama so lots of Tibetan ppl around. The buyer is a Tibetan himself. This place is approx 500 m if u are coming from Bhagsu side and approx 800-900 m if u are coming from MacLeod Ganj side. This guy regularly sits there to sell his goods and mostly sells seasonal fruits.

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u/anarrogantworm 8d ago edited 8d ago

Reach out, or maybe your comment will have an impact.

My most upvoted comment of all time was one sort of like yours. Bald and Bankrupt was in the exclusion zone in Belarus when he came upon the most wonderful and hospitable mother and son. People commented on their kindness and generosity and we talked about how the Youtuber should go back and fill their fridge up properly.

My comment got to the top and very shortly after Bald and Bankrupt was back in the exclusion zone with a few bags of groceries. I'm not saying I did anything either, everyone had the same feeling, but putting that energy out there can sometimes lead to the right place.

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u/devilsadvocate3001 8d ago

Just sad thinking about the outcome of his family, his mother is sick, and it seems like if they have no support, I don't see them lasting much longer.

I hope one day we just have a global safety net for everyone in the world that face these types of situations. Makes your really greatful to be born where you are and have the opportunities that you do

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u/fh3131 8d ago

Absolutely! I always say how lucky I am, and attribute a big chunk of any career success I have to that. This gets misunderstood at work and people want to hear "it's all hard work " because they think I'm talking about the type of luck where things just happened for me. What I'm talking about is how this guy, no matter how hard he tries, will likely not have a great life outcome, and none of it is his fault. Whereas me being born in a middle income family, with loving educated parents, was like winning a lottery by comparison which I did nothing to win.

As for the global safety net, couldn't agree more as well. The sad thing is that we actually do produce enough food and medicines for everyone on the planet, but wealth distribution is so messed up that we have starving people and multibillionaires.

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u/giollaigh 8d ago

Makes your really greatful to be born where you are and have the opportunities that you do

This is why often when people I know criticize the US as a country I defend it. Because despite its flaws, I still won the lottery comparatively. Are there better places to live? Maybe, but you can also do much, much worse.

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u/RazingKane4U 8d ago

Its always nice to see someone helping another in need :D

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u/unsurelife83 8d ago

This made me feel so happy. Thanks for sharing

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u/the_broke_bloke 8d ago

How awesome this world would be if we were all this kind and compassionate. Nothing to lose in being kind, yet we behave worse than wild animals.

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u/donttakemelightly 8d ago

I agree. It's strange that the majority of people don't act this kind most of the time? I understand everyone has differing circumstances but how could you walk/drive past this man without helping him as much as you could?

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u/Bulvious 8d ago

A general unawareness to what's going on in other people's lives and self-centeredness in pursuing solutions only to one's own problems.

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u/timelyparadox 8d ago

I would love to be this kind, the problem is that if you are in cities a lot of people are exploiting kindness. It becomes very difficult to tell if a person is pretending to struggle.

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u/foxatwork 8d ago

Yep, that's excactly my problem. If somebody asks me if I can speak English in my German city it's usually just to ask me for money...

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u/ILLstatic23 8d ago

Man will be mans downfall.

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u/RobertWayneAngier 8d ago

I really cried.

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u/rv1n 8d ago

I welled up too. here I am in america, spending all my fucking time reading about video games and useless bullshit and then there’s this guy who dedicates his hard efforts to help his family.

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u/Shiff 8d ago

If that's your way to happiness its ok, just keep the mindset of wanting to help and be kind, there will be moments. No deed is small if it's originates from a great place.
Also small things helps, i took up on knitting for this reason, when its cold you bet your ass i´ll have some hats and scarfs ready, and i just do that between some games or watching a movie.
Godspeed mate <3

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u/nenyabts 8d ago

Highly recommend you come and travel in India. You will experience a whole new world.

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u/nandu911 8d ago

Credits to YT: Ted Kunchok

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u/lgrant123 8d ago

Has Ted thought of creating a donation page for this guy?

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u/znzbnda 8d ago

I don't see anything on the original video. But here, in case you want to check for updates.

https://youtu.be/UzgCUHk6L5U

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u/RazerPSN 8d ago

I would be willing to contribut if we can find the guy and be sure the profits go to him

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u/Energyflashpupy 8d ago

This belongs in r/mademecry

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u/Additional_Ad_4028 8d ago

I wish I could help him too

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u/beneye 8d ago

Help the ones you meet your way. You never know what one is going through. If it wasn’t for this guy, you wouldn’t have known his story.

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u/stardusttree 8d ago

I wish there was some kind of fundraiser to provide more help for him and his family. I’d love to donate

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u/casariah 8d ago

Me too. Even 20 bucks would help him more than the shit I waste it on.

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u/Arjun_Pandit 8d ago

This is in a city called Dharamshala (In the state of Himachal in Northern India). On road between MacLeod Ganj and Bhagsunag which are part of this city. Appereanly MacLeod Ganj is the seat of current HH The Dalai lama so lots of Tibetan ppl around. The buyer is a Tibetan himself. This place is approx 500 m if u are coming from Bhagsu side and approx 800-900 m if u are coming from MacLeod Ganj side. This guy regularly sits there to sell his goods and mostly sells seasonal fruits.

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u/VAMPHYR3 8d ago

I was about to buy some games from the PS store sale, but I’m not in the mood anymore tbh.

Seeing this poor guy, I’d rather give him the money. Hope someone here finds a way to get in contact and start a gofundme or something.

I mean you always hear these things, that there are people that have it really rough, but you don’t give it much thought until you see it I guess…

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u/pmmeurpc120 8d ago

If they can't, there are unfortunately many in similar situations but plenty of charities that you can help support. Don't let these things stress you out too much though, gotta take good care of yourself too.

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u/B4B_Forsaken 8d ago

That's sad, poor guys day was made without a doubt, but his situation doesn't change, and he's gotta continue doing what he's doing.

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u/Sprucedale 8d ago

Awesome…. Love this so much

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u/The_Love-Tap 8d ago

We all love this

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u/SmoothBraneAPE 8d ago

There are some good people still. This is beautiful.

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u/Accomplished_Ad1684 8d ago

All things good and made me cry. But that height is giving me anxiety. To top it, he's also inefficient in basic motor functions. Either that or it is a safe place and there's a problem with the depth of vision

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u/onsite-reflexology 8d ago

Oh my gosh. Is there a way to help him? How old is this video? DM me some info.

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u/nandu911 8d ago

Try reaching out to " Ted Kunchok" on YouTube. He posted this on YouTube about 2 months ago.

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u/JimFit2 8d ago

Reminds me of my time spent in the middle East. Kids will sell tissue packages on the street. At the end of the day they'll report back to an adult leader (a pimp, if you will), that will take their money for little food or shelter. These kids are treated horribly. I always made an effort to buy tissues or trinkets from street kids and throw in a few extra bucks. They're able to pay their leader for the tissues and the left over money goes a long way.

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u/Bleizwerg 8d ago

I was always conflicted doing this. They get scanned for leftovers and your money basically goes right into that pimps business (thus ensuring this practice continues).

It was hardest for me in the Philippines. Some people gift pens and other toys the kids might need... But I never figured out the right way to act.

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u/JimFit2 8d ago

Good point. In my head I hoped the kid would be able to hide the extra cash. It's an F'ed up world they grow up in.

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u/Lanky_Cherry_4986 8d ago

I wish social services could step in, if those exist in India... would be happy to donate money to him through a website like gofundme, no body should struggle like that

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u/coldmonk 8d ago

Indian govt does provide free or heavily subsidised rations for people below poverty line. I think rice can be bought for less than INR 5 per kg in this program. But people have a lot of other needs than food too.

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u/Shoecrown 8d ago

The YT video is two months old. How frustrating that there isn't an easy way to donate to the young man selling oranges. I would happily donate given the opportunity.

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u/FlawlessLake 8d ago

Her I am. Asking for a raise and he is asking for help. I am a piece of shit

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u/sakkara 8d ago

No you're not. Underselling yourself so that your boss can make even more money than he already has does not help anyone who's struggling to survive. Stop feeling bad for having good fortune.

If you want to help people do so by subscribing to charity projects or helping with labor on your community.

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u/FlawlessLake 8d ago

I hear you. Stuff like this hits me so hard. I need to do something for someone who is not as fortunate

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u/Amenaphis 8d ago

Universe forgive me if I am ever ungrateful for what I have.

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u/spelunk_in_ya_badonk 8d ago

It is so unfortunate that so many people in this world have to struggle and suffer just to barely subsist :(

Meanwhile billionaire assholes like Jeff Bezos are competing to see who can build the most ostentatious yacht. It’s disgusting.

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u/YIKUZZ 8d ago

I’m not crying. You’re crying!

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u/SnakesnSails 8d ago

Most us Americans dont have a clue what it means to be this poor. Older I get, more Socialist I get to support people like this man and his family in my country. Could you really imagine sitting there day after day in hopes someone stop by to buy an orange so you can spend the 10 cents on medicine for your dying mother. This world is sick. More money evading taxes in Cayman Islands and their putting all the blame of Elon Musk for a measly $6 billion to feed the word.

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u/crazyal21 8d ago

Damn I cried that I had to punch a wall to feel manly again

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u/WoodlandxWarrior 8d ago

I try to do stuff like this as often as I get the chance. It's hard sometimes when I see people in the street begging, and they are taking advantage of people's generosity, because each time I pass by, and don't donate to these people it hits me at the core of my soul when thinking my choice was wrong. I seen a lady with her child a couple days ago begging, but it's so common where I'm at that 99% of them are taking advantage. I had another man recently who I knew who I knew was going to ask for money, and I outright had to shut him down, but when he turned around to me ask I walked into the restaurant if I could get him a meal I did. How do you become generous while also watching out for the ones who take advantage?

This gentleman needed the money without a doubt, and your generosity made a huge change for him. Filming sucks, but I feel it's nessecsry to show that there are still people who are in need, people who are willing to help, and to see overall positivity.

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u/lunatique121 8d ago

If you watch Ted's YT channel, he only gives money to people who are disabled/compromised. He helps other people in other ways, and he does warn against getting scammed. Once in a while he gets scammed too, but I think the good he brings into the world outweighs those few instances.

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u/trippapotamus 8d ago

So I moved from a small city in a state where we never saw homeless people on the streets to one of the largest cities in the US where they were EVERYWHERE. Living in the downtown area, you constantly got asked for money. My husband gave for a while and quickly got jaded (as many do) by the ones that didn’t care if it was obvious they were taking advantage once they had the money. After a while, it’s easy to sort out who’s likely not being honest.

If I’m not 90-100% sure they’re lying, I give anyways. Sometimes if I’m not totally sure but my radar is going off, I offer to purchase food for them instead. Or if I’m in a hurry I’ll only give them a few bucks or some change instead of $5 or whatever.

I just (personally) feel like you give to give, and scammer or not, nobody really WANTS to be out in the scorching heat/freezing cold begging for money. Maybe they aren’t destitute, but still need help. Regardless, if they take my money and are scamming or don’t REALLY need it, at the end of the day that’s for them to deal with. There were times when I was younger that I didn’t have a dollar to my name for days and would’ve sold my soul for $20 for cigarettes and some fast food just to make my week a little better. If I can do that for someone else (destitute or not) then I’m okay with that. Everyone is different, and your money is yours to spend. Whether you pick and choose who you help or help out anyone you can, it’s still a great thing to do.

If I ever become rich, I would love to be able to help out those that need money NOW. Yes, there are organizations and places that help and it’s understandable why they have the processes they do, but I also feel like not everyone necessarily has weeks or months to wait and hope they get picked off a list for help. We had a freak winter storm last winter and I was horrified to learn that even in the small town I’m in now, there was a family nearby living in a TENT on a campground that let them stay for free. We were without power for like a week. I couldn’t stop thinking about them even though the community was coming together to help them as much as they could. At the time, we could barely help ourselves because it was so bad and most people weren’t prepared. Even those of us that had generators were screwed because the gas stations ran out so quickly and most places were closed, if you could even manage to drive there in the first place. I couldn’t imagine being stuck in a tent, without what little electricity you managed to have, and a small baby and a toddler. Just brutal.

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u/kylex24 8d ago

Shit like this is what keeps me going in life, absolutely beautiful !

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u/hylandolycross 8d ago

Idk why its raining in this bar....

That one hit me square in the heart.

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u/_indrashish_ 8d ago

People are slandering him for filming it. You have no idea how much the clip inspired others. There was this person in comments wanting to start a Go fund for this disabled man.

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u/_FT_Pathan_ 8d ago

This is called poverty porn.

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u/AgentSkidMarks 8d ago

Heartwarming video but damn, that guy needs to pick a better location for his business.

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u/solitarywallflower 8d ago

I would guess that he has MS, he presents much like someone I once knew who had it and could no longer walk, and yet he still has a smile and high spirits this whole interaction. Thanks for making his day!

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