Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has often come forward to help those in need during adversity. Now, the actor has offered help to a differently abled little girl in Bihar, impressed with her grit and determination.
In a video shared by a regional news outlet, a girl in a school uniform was seen struggling to walk to her school on one leg. Undeterred by the physical limitations, the unidentified student goes to school after travelling for 1 kilometre on one foot in Jamui district of the state, according to News 24.
Sharing the video on Twitter, the Hindi news channel revealed that the girl’s leg had to be amputated after an accident. However, that hasn’t stopped her from going to school and working toward her future.
As the news channel hailed her for her courage, it also caught the attention of the Dabangg star. Quoting the tweet, the 48-year-old actor, known for his philanthropic work, assured that the girl wouldn’t have to struggle to go to school.
“Now she will go to school by jumping on not one but both feet. I am sending the ticket, the time has come to walk on both feet,” Sood wrote in Hindi, tagging his charity foundation.
Not just Sood, local authorities too intervened to help the girl after her video went viral. Jamui District Magistrate visited the girl and presented her with a tricycle and also promised a prosthetic leg.
Later, Dr Ashok Choudhary, Minister of Building Construction Department, Government of Bihar, also has shared the video and tagging Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “Necessary help has reached to the girl.”
People were not only impressed by the child’s zeal and resilience but also moved by Sood’s thoughtful gesture. Earning plaudits online, many thanked Sood once again for being there for those in need.
Netizens also showered love and blessing on the girl, hoping that she can leave a happy life after getting help from Sood.
Ever since the pandemic, the actor on the silver screen has emerged as a real-life hero. Whether it is helping migrants return home during the pandemic-led lockdowns or offering money for patients hailing from poor background, the star has been prompt in offering solutions to those approaching him through Twitter.