An Indian boy who accidentally ran over a chicken in Mizoram, India, has won a special award at his school after he took it to the hospital with his pocket money.
The 6-year-old boy who ran over the chicken, was praised by his school for his actions after a post detailing his efforts went viral on Facebook. The viral post was shared by Facebook user Sanga Says on April 2. “This young boy from Sairang, Mizoram, accidentally ran over his neighbour’s chicken. He took the chicken, ran to a nearby hospital and with all the money he had, asked for help,” says the post.
The picture of the teary-eyed boy holding the chicken in one hand and a Rs 10 note in other has since tugged on the heartstrings of many. The Facebook user told Hindustan Times that the boy, named Derek C Lalchhanhima, first returned home and begged his parents to take the chicken to the hospital. However, his father asked him to go himself. Derek eventually returned home upset because no one helped him. He even tried to go back, this time with Rs 100.
“His parents finally had to explain to him that the chick is dead and that there’s nothing they can do at the hospital,” she said, adding that Derek’s father was surprised at his son’s reaction. “He’s always been a rather unique kid,” he told her.
The post about little Derek has received over one lakh reactions, more than 87,000 shares and a ton of comments on Facebook.