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When the giving of a simple food like peas in the pod overwhelms you

When I see people begging on the streets I always try and give food instead of money. Recently in Varanasi we noticed this dear man who had no fingers or toes as a result of leprocy. A bacterial infection that can be immunised against Internationally for free. We had been eating some Peas in the Pod and decided to give him the rest of the bag. These 2 photos brought tears to my eyes. When given the bag of peas the gentle hand of a stranger touches him on the arm. Maybe this man and others with leprosy are never actually touched due to their disease. The second image taken- he brings the palms of his hands together (not fingers) to form a sign of gratitude. Such a simple thing to give but obviously so wonderful for one with so little.

EOP gratitude 1
EOP Gratitude 2

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