(Madurai airport when it is busy)
I was offered a ride by taxi for Rs.100/- and then by an auto-fella for Rs. 50/-. I ignored their pleas and decided to walk the stretch.
Close encounter with a human being:
Just then came along a guy in a motorcycle who offered me a lift up till a mid point. I was overwhelmed by this kind gesture and took his offer. I opened a conversation with him and told him i had to catch a bus from the cross road. After reaching the mid-point he offered me a further lift till the bus stop on the pretext of having to fill petrol in a nearby petrol station(which he never did). I was dumb folded by this kind act. It was surprising to find a helpful person in today's fast paced world where people had time only for themselves.
I was curious to know more about this good Samaritan. I asked him his name and he said he was Mohammed. And he said " I help you today so that when i am in need of help tomorrow some one will help me".
A simple fact of life. He never saw me as Hindu (he never asked me who I was) rather a fellow human being who needed help. He offered his without any expectations. And he went to the full extent to help me out. I had to travel a total of 160kms to get this message which made me take more of a balanced view of the world. India is not a country of religion rather it is of human beings. I found a genuine one.