Earlier this month, the internet rallied to help Baba ka Dhaba couple in Delhi who were struggling to make ends meet amid the pandemic. People from all walks of life visited the elderly couple’s dhaba and offered help in cash and kind
Following this incident, netizens have been lending their support to other local vendors. And the latest in the line is this old man who sells saplings on the street side in Bengaluru.
Meet Revana Siddappa, a senior citizen who sells saplings at Kanakapura road near Sarakki Signal , saplings price varies from Rs 10 to Rs 30. You can see him holding umbrella and selling saplings . If you pass this stretch, kindly buy from him ! ! pic.twitter.com/yHvYYhldFO
— Ashwini M Sripad/ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ಎಂ ಶ್ರೀಪಾದ್🇮🇳 (@AshwiniMS_TNIE) October 26, 2020
Twitter user IMShubham shared a couple of pictures of Revana Siddappa and told the internet his exact location on Monday. He also added that the plants that Siddappa sells cost somewhere between Rs 10 – Rs 30. Shubham tagged a couple of people including Randeep Hooda, Ranganathan Madhavan and IFS officer Parveen Kaswan in his tweet.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) October 26, 2020
Hey Bangalore .. do show some love .. he sits in front of Wular Fashion factory, JP Nagar, Sarakki Signal, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. https://t.co/rBFyQcbZAb
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) October 26, 2020
Once he shared the details, the tweet went viral. It garnered over 2.2k retweets and 6.2k likes. It also grabbed the attention of Randeep Hooda and Ranganathan Madhavan. Randeep Hooda went to the comments section of the tweet and asked for further details.
After that, people from Changemakers of Kanakapura Road went to the stall and provided Siddappa with a canopy to protect him from the sun along with some more plants to sell.
Today we provided canopy and some more plants for him to sell. We will be providing chair and table as well!
We are raising funds to make sustainable income. Anyone can directly reach out to us! pic.twitter.com/mb7u9QNJ7I
— ChangeMakers of Kanakapura Road (CMKR) ® (@_kanakapuraroad) October 26, 2020
Once again the Internet worked its magic and has taken initiative to bring a smile on Siddappa’s face. In the times of pandemic and social-distancing, it brings people closer to lend to those who need it the most.