Giving is the best communication

In this three-minute commercial, a young Thai boy in a market place gets caught stealing painkillers. As the storekeeper yells at the young boy for stealing her merchandise, a soup seller at a nearby booth comes up to the boy and asks him if his mother is sick. The boy reluctantly nods yes. The poor soup seller then pays the woman the price of the painkillers and then calls to his daughter to bring the boy some veggie soup to take home. As years pass, the poor soup seller continues to work at his shop until one day he collapses while making noodles. The poor soup seller is then admitted into the hospital, with a fatal head injury and an unbelievable medical bill. All seems hopeless for the soup seller and his daughter until one day the daughter wakes up to four 0’s on her father’s medical bill with a a note that said “all expenses paid 30 years ago with 3 packs of painkillers and a bag of veggie soup”…

Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. (As portrayed in this video by the soup seller and the little boy who became a doctor) Kindness is powerful, and though it asks for nothing in return, it always comes back to the giver, in one form or another. Kindness is never forgotten.


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