What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Murtuza Shergadwala, Graduate student, Purdue University, USA.
My parents have hardly been with each other for 30 months in the past 20 years just for our education.
Being born and brought up in a village, it was my parents dream to educate their children and give us the life they could not get. My mother survived in a city without her husband without knowing how to read or write in English language. My father just having passed 10th or 11th grade flew to a foreign country doing the saddest of jobs just so that the high currency exchange can help us survive back here. How he survived on just half of his salary only God knows.
There are infinite good things one can do for another but the extraordinary capability of a parent remains unmatched. Cynics might say it's the Selfish Gene but for me there is nothing else closer to Divinity than my parents.
Amir Khan, pursuing Bachelor of Arts in engineering
I received a gift bag full of chocolates from Switzerland out of no where.
I was travelling to Jaipur from Dhanbad Railway Station. At Agra, A foreigner who has almost missed his train came to my compartment looking confused and enervated. I helped him in getting his Berth. He was a tourist in India. We had a nice conversation during our journey to Jaipur. I came to know he was an investment banker in Switzerland.
He had his hotel booked in Jaipur which was about 5 km away from station. I helped him getting a taxi to his hotel as he was new here and was quite shocked that people were demanding thousand bucks for merely 5 km. He was quite amazed to see how helpful the Indians are. At the same time, he was shocked too, seeing the greed of the Taxi driver.
Anyway, we became friends in that short span of time, exchanged Email Ids and he asked me for my address. He assured me that someday he will come to my home on his next visit to India. I was in contact with him for few months over emails.
Then came a day, when out of nowhere a delivery boy came to my home with a big box. The sender's address was of Switzerland and I had no idea what has happening. My mother opened the box and it was nicely wrapped. Inside it was everything what a 15 years old can dream of. Lots of famous Swiss Chocolates. I was surprised and shocked at the same time. I ate it for weeks.
So, Yes this was one of the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.