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The Delivery Boy

Mumbai, India, 2019

In the crowded alleys of the Jumma Bazar, I am taking photos of the merchants and the colourful stalls. That's when a young carrier catches my attention. He timidly observes me, then approaches me with a hesitant smile on his lips. He asks if I would take his photo. How could I refuse such a proposition? I take a few shots and show him the result on my screen. To my great surprise, he digs into his pocket and pulls out a few coins that he hands me as a sign of his recognition. I am amazed by the generosity of this young man who, although he has so little, is willing to share what he has with joy.

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