A little kid recently went viral for rushing a chick to the hospital and begging the medical staff to save the poor creature as he offers them his savings! The innocent deed got him much love on social media – and the school would later honor this good kid.
Derek C Lalchhanhima, a 6-year-old kid living in Sairang, Mizoram in India, was just playing with his bike outside his home when he accidental ran over their neighbor’s chick. Terrified for the poor creature, he immediately picked up the little chick and begged his dad for help.
But his dad had a good laugh over the incident and wouldn’t help him with the chick. His parents kept explaining that nothing could be done for the chick, but the boy wouldn’t listen and wants to bring it to the hospital so the doctors could still save its life.
When the boy insisted that the chick should be brought to the hospital, his dad told him he should do it. So, Derek got his savings of 10 rupees ($0.14) and rushed the chick to the nearest hospital. His parents were with him but they didn’t help him explain the matter to the medical staff – the kid begged the doctors to help the poor chick!
Derek’s dad Dhiraj Chhetri, a police officer, would later show a photo of the boy as he held out the chick at the hospital – and the friend posted the picture on social media.
“This young boy from Sairang, Mizoram, accidentally ran over his neighbor’s chicken. He took the chicken, ran to a nearby hospital and with all the money he had, asked for help. (I’m laughing and crying all at the same time),” wrote Sanga Says.
But a lot of people greatly admired the boy. He would soon go viral, with people praising him for the kind act. In his innocence, he showed much compassion to the animal and this reverberated in the community.
St. Pio School, the school where Derek studies in Grade 1, honored the kid for his bravery and compassionate act.
“I guess by now you all know who this adorable kid is. Derek C Lalchhanhima (age 6) is being honoured by his school and he is draped in a shawl which is a traditional way of honouring someone among Mizos. In Mizo tradition different types of shawls are usually presented to esteemed guests and in olden days, to pasalțha (braves or warriors) who have accomplished great feats,” Sanga Says updated Derek’s fans.
“The shawl that is draped on him looks like a modified version of the “Tawlhloh Puan”, an honour given to those who have exemplified extraordinary courage.”
Lalnunpuii, Derek’s mother, shared that the boy was puzzled by his newfound fame.
“After the award, people are teasing him, saying, ‘You have now become a celebrity’. He didn’t even understand that and asked me, ‘Mom, what is a celebrity?’” Lalnunpuii said.
“He did it out of the innocence of his heart. When he first came to us, we just laughed, never expecting it to become national news or that people will appreciate his action so much.”
Such a cute kid!