Worker in Dubai Makes Heart from Leaves While Thinking of Wife, Photo Goes Viral

A worker in Dubai makes a heart from leaves while thinking of his wife. She sweet photo goes viral, with many netizens taking pity on the sad worker because he is living far away from his family…

Ramesh Gangarajam Gandi got married to Latha last September 2019 but had to leave her just a month later after he was accepted as worker at facilities management firm Emrill in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Recently, he was missing her terribly as he worked outside the firm, sweeping some fallen leaves at the sidewalk. Ramesh was thinking about Latha as he made a wreath shaped like a heart using the fallen leaves he was sweeping.

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He did not even notice that there were other people watching him as he created the beautiful heart from those leaves on the sidewalk! But the photo would soon go viral, with many netizens commenting how sweet and beautiful the gesture is, even if the heart was just made from the fallen leaves he was supposed to sweep and throw away!

Ramesh left his wife and parents at their hometown in Telangana, India, while his brothers are in Oman. He was feeling lonely at the time but was also thankful that he has a job he actually enjoys. The worker even had a good laugh after learning that people thought he was very sad while making the heart.

I’m surprised people who have seen the photograph think I am sad and that is why I made the heart. I actually feel very lucky. I have a good job and I enjoy going to work every day. I am in good health. I have a wife and close family. I have a lot to be thankful for,” Ramesh said.

After learning that the photo went viral, Ramesh was quite happy that people praised his sweet gesture and knew it was for his wife. Of course, Latha also felt so happy!

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I spoke to Latha, my wife, yesterday and told her that a lot of people had seen a photograph of me [and the heart]. It made her very happy to know that I was thinking of her, but she can’t believe how many people are interested in finding out more about us,” Ramesh declared.

I didn’t even know anyone was watching me when I drew the heart, so this has been a big shock.”

He admitted that he was not just thinking about his wife but also the rest of his family since he had not seen them for a long time.

On the day the photograph was taken, I was just thinking about everyone back home. It is hard to be away from my family, especially because of the pandemic. I think a lot of people are just like me – they are away from the people they love and might be worried because of COVID-19,” the worker said.

I think that’s normal. We all want to spend time with our families, and because of travel restrictions, that has been impossible.

Sadly, Ramesh did not even have a photo of Latha and him together! But as he takes his vacation in August, the young worker promised to take many photos with his wife to bring back to Dubai and serve as his inspiration while working…