Short Story with the moral of helping others
One sunny day, Rahil and his sister Meenu were getting ready to go to a mall for a movie with their parents. They were living in the city of Bangalore. They often visited malls and restaurants.
As planned, they left the house on time. But because of the traffic they could not reach the place at proper time. They rushed into the mall and stood in the queue at the movie entrance. Meenu as usual asked for popcorn. As they were already getting late, they asked Rahil and Meenu to get the snacks. While they were near the snack counters, they saw a small boy of around the counter. He looked scared and seemed like looking out for someone. Meenu saw the boy and waved at him. He did not respond. It took almost ten minutes to get their snacks because of the crowd.
While going back, again they saw the boy. He was crying. Meenu and Rahil approached the boy. They learnt that the boy was searching for his grandparents who were supposed to meet him at the entrance of the mall. His parents had dropped him at the entrance and he was supposed to stand at the entrance but, seeing the snacks and delicacies the boy had gone to the counter, but was unable to find the way back to the entrance.
Meenu and Rahil ran to their parents and narrated them the whole story. The movie had just begun. But, the family came out of the theatre, consoled the boy and took him near the entrance. They all began to search for the boy’s grandparents. Meenu’s father requested the office of the mall to make an announcement for the boy. After fifteen minutes of search, they finally found the grandparents who were desperately searching for the boy. They thanked a million to Rahil’s parents for helping them.
When they came back, forty minutes of the movie were already over! So, they all decided to watch the movie some other time. But they all thought that missing a movie was worth it !
When we understand that the people need help, we should be ready to help them. When people need help it is rarely convenient for us. Help usually comes at a personal inconvenience and if we decide to help we must be ready to take the trouble for it.
Why short stories for kids?
Shorrt stories are a great way to talk to kids about important social norms. In this story we showcase with an example on how helping others comes at a cost but we must still make the choice for it. We have a set of posters to inculcate social values and courtesy in kids. Do take a look at them
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Smitha Prasad is a budding writer who writes articles and short stories for kids. She believes that childhood is the right age to inculcate the right values in kids. It helps them to develop into confident adults. She designs and runs a kid’s magazine called A LITTLE MORE-An Engaging booklet, through which she tries to reach kids that helps kids stay away from screen, build conversations and build the right mindset in kids