This sweet family will hopefully have a happy ending to their story.
A few days ago, images of a family sleeping on a roadside in Lahore went viral
A father who seemed to be injured was sleeping with his three little children on a cold roadside in Lahore with their wares displayed next to them. The picture was posted by a journalist and immediately went viral as it touched a lot of hearts.
لاہور کے مال روڈ پر مفلسی کی چادر اوڑھ کر سونے والا ایک بے بس خاندان 😔 pic.twitter.com/bmC1rnhY3v
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 6, 2018
The picture was allegedly taken on Mall Road, and as nights in Lahore are getting colder, people were immediately concerned about the family’s well-being.
My heart cry’s for them that’s all I can say. I wish n hope that Allah make us that capable that they we can help them and don’t get to sleep another night on road. Allah Reham mola Reham 😭😭😭😭
— Saima Khan (@sanaandsaira) November 6, 2018
Dil khoon k ansoon rota hai dekh kar
— Shifa Hadi (@ShifaHadii) November 6, 2018
Heart breaking absolutely! May God have mercy on us all and this family too.
— h. (@Iamhananmalik) November 6, 2018
The Government was also asking for help to locate the family
As the pictures of the family became viral, government officials started to take notice as well. With the Chief Spokesperson for the Chief Minister of Punjab asking for help to locate the family so they could make sure they are well taken care of.
Punjab Govt. Building 5 shelter houses in lahore. Inshallah first one will be built within 60 days. Meanwhile if anyone knows about this location please let me know so that help could be extended to this family. https://t.co/KplOxoj6l5
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@ShabazGil) November 6, 2018
One generous Lahori found the family and is helping change their lives
But no one really seemed to be doing much in terms of actually locating the family. That is of course, except Umer Hussain. He made sure not to just locate the family but help them as well. Umer is the Director of the popular eatery Sweet Tooth, and he made sure that he would make life a little sweeter for this beautiful family.
He found the family and made the father promise not to take his children out with him when he worked. Other than that Umer promised to fund the education of his children.
But that’s not all, Umer needs your help as well. He has asked for those willing to donate, to give clothes for the adorable little angels by dropping them off to any branch of Sweet Tooth. While he made sure the children were decked out in warm new clothes, they’re still a long ways to go for a warm wardrobe that will last them this entire winter.
He made me a promise that he will not spoil these kids, he shall not play with the future of these little angels- we…
This little act of kindness is incredibly touching and reminds us that we do indeed have the power to help other people, we just need to have the drive to do it.
What do you think about Umer’s sweet gesture? Let us know in the comments.
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