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Railway worker who saved child from a train donates half of his reward money to boy’s family

After saving the life of a boy that fell on the tracks of a railway station, a 30-year-old Indian railway employee went viral for risking his own life.

But that’s not it, he did something bigger than that.

After his good deed went viral on social media, the Ministry of Railways gave him a money reward, and instead of keeping everything, he shared his blessings.

Mayur Shelke, the railway worker, was given Rs. 50,000 from the Ministry in a special ceremony that was carried out for him.

Instead of keeping his reward for himself and his family, the man gave half of the money to the family of the little man.

During an interview with ANI, Shelke said:

I’ll give half of the amount, given to me as token of appreciation, for that child’s welfare & education. I came to know that his family isn’t financially strong. So I decided this.

The man saved the boy’s life and gave him inspiration to do good in the future.

Earlier this year, Shelke saw a 6-year-old kid fall into the path of an oncoming train and after he saw everything, he just ran towards the boy and saved him.

Talking about the incident, he said:

I ran towards the child but also thought that I might be in danger too. Still, I thought I should save him. The woman (with the child) was visually impaired. She could do nothing.

When asked why he did it, Shelke said:

The child who [slipped and fell] is someone’s precious child, too. My child is the apple of my eye, so must that boy in peril have been to his parents. I just felt something stir within me and I rushed without thinking twice.

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear normal clothes!

Such an amazing thing to do, right?

Let us know what you think about the brave act of Shelke by leaving a comment in the comments section below!  

By Pei Yong

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