The Frightened Little EyeYesterday since it was Gandhi Jayanti, we had an off and had a good time. It was a mini vacation for us, we got three days off along with the weekends and we made the most out of it. We went to the supermarket yesterday along with my family. I love pushing the trolley, so as my family went in search of things to buy and I was just looking around at the crowd.
As I was looking around, I saw a little girl sitting in the baby seat of the trolley. She looked so frightened looking at the crowd. No one was attending her, she was left all alone in the crowd. With every passing person, they would push the trolley and slowly it moved way far off from the original position. So, I pushed my way to the little one as I saw her eyes filled with tears, surprisingly she wasn't wailing. Her eyes welled up with tears searching for someone, I went nearby her and asked the little, "Where is your mumma", as expected she didn't reply. She was more frightened, my heart didn't let me leave her alone. I kept an eye on her, waiting to see if someone would approach her. In few seconds, I saw tears flowing down her eyes non-stop, it was a silent cry. I tried to comfort her as I started searching for someone who would know her.
After 20 min I saw a woman running through the crowds with a packet of sugar in her hands to this little one. I saw the joy in her eyes when she hugged the lady, she hugged with her dear life clenching the lady's dress tightly.
I don't know if it was right to leave the child all alone in the crowd. Secondly, the crowd was least bothered to be considerate enough to attend to the child, they kept pushing her when she was blocking their way. There might be many justifications which I may not be able to think for leaving the child unattended in the crowdy place but still wasn't one reason enough to not leave her unattended?
Have you ever faced such situations?