On 26 October, after a tweet about a Bengaluru-based senior citizen went viral, Twitter came out in support of the man who sells saplings at Kanakapura road in the city.
Twitter user @AshwiniMS_TNIE took to the social media platform to bring attention to Revana Siddappa, a Bengaluru-based elderly man who sells saplings. In the photos shared, the man can be seen sitting at the foot of a shop with an umbrella over his head and his little shop spread out in front of him on the pavement.
The user tweeted, "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 ! !"
Soon, Twitter users began retweeting the photo and urging people to buy saplings from the man if they found themselves in the same area. Take a look:
Just two days later, on 28 October, Revanna Siddappa told news agency ANI that the social media support had translated into sales.
""I was struggling to make ends meet due to no sale but after my story got viral, ppl are coming to buy plants from me"" - Revanna Siddappa to ANI
In the recent past, we have witnessed several such moments of solidarity where social media users have joined hands to help out the needy. A few weeks ago it was Delhi's Baba ka Dhaba run by an elderly couple that was struggling amid the pandemic. Next up was an 87-year-old Mumbai man who sold recycled bags. These stories are heartwarming to read, especially in tough times like these!
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