After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that. The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.
At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”.
The son replied, “No sir, I haven’t”.
The old man retorted, “Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father”.
The restaurant went silent. By: Abhi, India
Imagine in the short story, people was laughing and scorning the father, and thought it was a shameful state to be. Yet, the son humbly took care of the situation without grumbling.
To care for someone who cared for you is not easy, but what about those who showed you no care or love at all? No matter how others may treat you, always remember that the way you treat others will someday catch-up with you. Your actions will always teach a lesson, good or bad. Leave behind a trail that everyone would follow.