An internet video of a young shoe polisher giving a portion of his daily earnings to a charity camp for flood victims has gone viral.
The child can be seen in the video removing cash from his pocket and depositing it in the collection container. He receives a hug of appreciation from one of the camp’s volunteers.
The shoe polisher has been giving to the flood relief camp at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore for the past five days, according to a tweet from the Alkhidmat Foundation. It also said that the day before yesterday, he had no money to give, so he shined some shoes and gave Rs. 30 of the Rs. 60 he had made.
Another video that depicted many stranded individuals in Swat being rescued from a raging river using a man-made pulley also became popular online.
According to reports, Wajid Ali, a native of Bahrain, Swat, helped evacuate hundreds of stranded residents to the safer side of the town by first building a pulley (similar to a chairlift) and then a bridge.
Both on national television and on social media, people praised him for his efforts.