When the chocolate lost its taste....

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The incident i am just about to narrate is quite old, maybe around 8-9 years. Many years back, Nirula's, a well known fast food restaurant, used to offer a Nirula's Scholar scheme. The school children having a score of 90% or above in their final mark sheets were awarded a free triple sundae of their choice. I was a bright student in my schooling days and hence, never missed this opportunity. I was extremely fond of Nirula's Hot chocolate fudge and every year my good scores would get me chance to get a triple sundae hot chocolate fudge for free. I loved it!! I remember one particular instance when i had gone to Nirula's Kamla Nagar along with my parents and my brother to avail the Nirula's scholar scheme. After dining there, my dad got me and my brother two hot chocolate fudges and we went outside while having it. While we were chatting and relishing our ice-creams, i noticed a poor, little boy who was sitting at some distance and staring at us. His tears said he was hungry and his eyes said he was helpless. He wanted something to eat and hence, the ice-cream in my hand caught his eye. My heart knows what i felt at that moment. I just couldn't take my eyes off the little boy. I immediately wanted to hand over my favourite hot chocolate fudge to him. BUT, something stopped me. I don't know whether my parents or my brother noticed him or not. I must have been around 12-13 years old at that time and maybe not old enough to show such kindness and tenderness in front of so many people. I didn't feel like having the fudge anymore and just handed it over to my mom.
At times, we genuinely feel like doing something good for others selflessly. But "something" stops us from doing so. The definition of this "something" is really complicated. I still do not know what exactly stopped me from helping that little boy that day. Maybe i was too small, too shy, and too busy to care....

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