A man in a wheelchair who had been unable to walk for six months after a surgery had a dream come true when he was snapped in a picture by a group of strangers.
Sagaraj Kothari, 47, from Pune, India, had undergone a kidney transplant in December last year after a series of surgeries, but his health was declining.
After seeing the photograph of his wheelchair, he told NDTV he decided to share his dream with the world and wanted to do something for people who are suffering.
“I thought this would be the best way to do it,” he said.
“I was tired-looking and looked tired, but I felt my body would go to sleep.”
Mr Kotharis family has not had any major health problems in the last four years and the photo helped them to keep moving forward.
“He was not feeling well and was in a constant state of pain, so the photos helped me stay calm,” his son Kishore told NDtv.
“It was like a dream, a dream I have been living.”
Mr Sariyani, his son’s father, said: “I didn’t know him as a person, but the picture has changed my life.”
When I saw it I felt happy and relieved.
I am proud of him.
“In a follow-up post on Facebook, Mr Sariayi shared a photo of his son, who was smiling and was wearing a mask, as well as a video showing the photo on the news.”
It is good for us to do this in our own way, to do our best for others.””
We thought this was a great idea to share this with the whole world.
It is good for us to do this in our own way, to do our best for others.”
The photo has gone viral with more than 1,400 comments.