“As we were driving by a nondescript building the other day, my dad told me how he came here for his first job interview after graduation (he cracked the interview!)
He had travelled all night from his small town to the big city, came directly to this office after freshening up at the train station to give his interview. After the interview, since he had a whole day to kill before he took the night bus back to his town, he settled down on the garden bench and slept the afternoon away. Those days, he couldn’t afford the luxury of a hotel for just one day.
Hearing this story, I am amazed how far my dad has come today. How hard he has worked to give us a life of absolute ease and luxury, even…
I remember when I went to give my interview in another city, he took me on my first airplane ride and we stayed at a luxury hotel so I wouldn’t get distracted by anything before my interview. He was there with me every step of the way, right from waking me up on time to waiting outside the building while I finished with my interview!!
Truly, my dad is the biggest hero in my life, and never again will I be able to see a person sleeping on a garden bench and not wonder what his / her story is.
Love you Pa! You’re my superhero!”
– Sameena Mohd.Ali
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