A little boy aged six from Mirzoram, India, has won over the internet’s heart after he ran to a hospital with all his ‘savings’ holding a chicken he ran over with his bicycle by accident.
The six-year-old, Derek C Lalchhanhima, was so worried and distressed that he had injured the chicken. He took all of his savings—10 rupees—and took it with him to a hospital close by, asking nurses for help.
A snap of adorable Derek looking extremely worried and upset has since taken the internet by storm.
Sanga Says posted on Facebook, “As per Reports: This young boy from Sairang, Mizoram, accidentally ran over his neighbour’s chicken.
“He took the chicken, ran to a nearby hospital and with all the money he had, asked for help. (I’m laughing and crying all at the same time).”
Aww, look at his worried little face!
Derek’s dad, a policeman named Dhiraj Chhetri, was the first one to tell him about the injured chick, Sanga told NDTV.
“According to the father, the boy came home with the neighbour’s chick that he had accidentally killed,” he said.
Derek came back home from the hospital crying, found an extra 100-rupee note and said he wanted to save the chicken.
No one had told him the chicken was dead yet! So his dad had to break it to him.
“He did not understand that the chick is dead and begged his parents to take it to the hospital.
“His father told him to go himself, which he did with ten rupees,” Sanga explained.
Derek’s sweet gesture of wanting to rescue the injured chicken has melted the internet’s heart, and many have said he has such a pure heart.
His school has even awarded him for his heartwarming actions!
“I guess by now you all know who this adorable kid is,” Sanga shared on Facebook.
“Derek C Lalchhanhima (age 6) is being honoured by his school and he is draped in a shawl which is a traditional way of honouring someone among Mizos.
“In Mizo tradition different types of shawls are usually presented to esteemed guests and in olden days, to pasalțha (braves or warriors) who have accomplished great feats.
“The shawl that is draped on him looks like a modified version of the “Tawlhloh Puan”, an honour given to those who have exemplified extraordinary courage,” he added.
So cute! We hope Derek has cheered up a little since the accident!