Kids are full of surprises, as any parent will tell you. Whether they’re being a little too honest in public or doing their best to make sense of the world around them, children never cease to be an adventure. Every now and then, these little humans will do something that reminds us how valuable an innocent mind is. Take this 6-year-old, for example, who did everything he could to help a baby chick he accidentally ran over.
Derek C Lalchhanhima is a 6-year-old boy from India who’s becoming a viralinternet star.
The toddler, who hails from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, recently ran over a neighbor’s chick with his bike by accident. Not understanding that the chick was already dead, Derek begged his family to take him to the nearest hospital with all of the money he had to help the bird.
The 6-year-old ended up taking the limp animal to the doctors on his own. Upon his arrival, a nurse captured a photo of sweet little Derek holding the deceased chick in one hand and a 10-rupee note in the other.
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The now-viral picture has since been shared over 80,000 times on Facebook. Family friend Sanga Says posted the photo after Derek’s father Dhiraj Chhetri shared the story with him.
“I’m laughing and crying all at the same time,” he wrote.
Inan interview with India’s NDTV, Mr. Sanga said, “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 continued.
After returning from the hospital in tears, Derek’s parents explained to him that there was nothing they could do for the little bird.
When word of his heroic actions reached Derek’s school, they gave him an award for his kindness.
“He did it out of the innocence of his heart. When he first came to us, we just laughed, never expecting it to become national news or that people will appreciate his action so much,” Derek’s mother, Lalnunpuii, told The Indian Express.
Needless to say, people loved Derek’s story.
h/t Daily Mail