Power of Social Media

Power of Social Media”

In the video, while the couple is expressing their woes, the blogger requested everyone to visit the dhaba as she wrote, "This video completely broke my heart".

A video on social media, which went viral on Wednesday, showed Prasad and his wife Badami Devi talk about how they were barely getting any customers at their kiosk called "Baba ka Dhaba" since the lockdown.

Food delivery service Zomato has agreed to onboard Baba Ka Dhaba, a small food joint run by an elderly couple in Delhi.

A social media campaign led to the #BabaKaDhaba and #MalviyaNagar trend on Twitter and multiple people posted images and videos of their visits to the eatery after seeing the video. The food items include - dal, curry, parathas, rice - for around ₹30 to ₹50 per plate. Dilli walon please please go eat at Baba ka Dhaba in Malviya Nagar if you get a chance.

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In the video, when Kanta Prasad was asked how much he has earned, tears rolled down his eyes and he produced ₹10 notes from a box.

The couple, who are above eighty-years old, had seen their earnings go down to zero because of the coronavirus pandemic as people stayed home, and even now, if they do venture out, they avoid street food. The couple gets no help from their kids, their two sons and one daughter. "Now we are happy, it feels like we've many extended families". Their story shared by a YouTuber on Instagram went viral nearly instantly as a crowdsourced campaign - #Babakadhaba took over Twitter and was also one of the top trends on the platform. "Now, we have hope", said Prasad, who does not have a bank account yet. "We are grateful for the public support", said Kanta Prasad. He says that that "very old couple working hard to earn a living". He even mentioned that the prices start at Rs 30 onwards.

A rare example of the power of social media bringing a smile to the face, many couldn't help but observe.

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