Laxman's 'very very special' post went viral in no time, garnering more than 27,000 likes and as many as 3,000 retweets.
A social media post shared by former cricketer VVS Laxman about an “inspiring” tea seller, on November 6, has turned the nondescript man into an Internet sensation overnight.
Until a few days ago, only a handful of people knew about how Mohammad Mahboob Malik spends most of his income in educating underprivileged children.
For years, the humble tea seller has been investing 80 percent of his income on educating 40 needy kids, by running a school for poor children in Sharda Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur.
Mohammad Mahboob Malik, a tea seller from Kanpur takes care of education for
40 children. He has a small tea shop and spends 80% of his income on the education of these children. What an inspiration ! pic.twitter.com/H1FTxeYuz7
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 6, 2019
For all the fair reasons, the post went viral in no time, garnering more than 27,000 likes and as many as 3,000 retweets. The comments section of the Twitter post was filled with praises for the 29-year-old tea seller and gratitude for Laxman, who shared the “inspiring story”.
The way you’ve inspired us he’s inspiring the people in his capacity ..
— Desh Ki Chowkidar (@SanjaySep16) November 6, 2019
He is serving our nation too
— Pradyumna Borthakur (@Pradyumna47) November 6, 2019
Really an inspiration. We all should try to do at least one percent of what he is doing. You have shared a great inspiration.
— Renuka Bapat (@Renuka840800427) November 6, 2019
For a good cause willingness matter more than money, truly inspiration! but its sad people will judge their success by his wealth not by his work!
— ashutosh (@ashutosh8_9) November 6, 2019
Hope our politicians learn something from him. Truely an inspiration
— Nilesh Nagwekar (@Nilu2004) November 6, 2019
Respect, he's serving our nation too.
— Asif Raza (@Asifrazan) November 6, 2019
Salutes to the noble soul, may his ilk grow and make this world the beautiful place it is.
— Nagraj Sastry (@NagrajSastry) November 6, 2019
Malik started the school in 2015, where he reportedly provides free education and buys the uniforms, stationery, and other paraphernalia required by the 40 pupils.