Remember the tea-selling couple in their 70s, Vijayan and Mohana from Kerala, who went viral a few years ago for travelling to over 20 countries?
Well, they seem to have caught the eye of Anand Mahindra, Chairperson of Mahindra Group. And he is impressed.
On 9 January, Anand Mahindra posted a video of the couple created by travel video blogger Drew Binsky with a tweet that showed his admiration for the couple’s attitude towards life. He also added that he would drop by their tea shop next time he is in Kochi.
They may not figure in the Forbes Rich list but in my view, they are amongst the richest people in our country.Their wealth is their attitude to life. The next time I’m in their town I am definitely dropping by for tea & a tour of their exhibits.. pic.twitter.com/PPePvwtRQs— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 9, 2019
The video shows how Vijayan and Mohana save money from their modest earnings from the tea shop, and sometimes seek loans, to fund their journeys.
In a follow-up tweet, Mahindra asked Twitterati what they thought of crowd-sourcing the funding for the couple’s next trip, as a gift to them.
Well what about us finding out the date of their wedding anniversary and crowdsourcing the funding for their next trip as an anniversary gift?? https://t.co/gZescVgjQk— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 9, 2019
Most Twitter users responded in support of the idea with a lot of enthusiasm.
I’m game for it sir do post link on Twitter ?— chetan shah - चेतन शाह (@chetanshahrare) January 9, 2019
Some said that the couple might not accept such a gift, to which Mahindra replied:
Business magnate Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, echoed Mahindra’s idea.
Such a heart warming video that makes us realise what happiness n purposeful living is all about Yes @anandmahindra how delightful to gift them a ticket for their next holiday on their wedding anniversary. https://t.co/kBBpkucSUR— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) January 10, 2019
Well, we hope someone takes this news to Vijayan and Mohana and let us know what they think!
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