The year of the pandemic has undoubtedly had an adverse effect on the economy, but some industries have been impacted more severely than others. Street vendors and roadside food stalls, for instance, saw bare minimum footfall and meagre earnings during this testing time. Now that the second wave of COVID-19 is slowly ebbing across the country, vendors are trying their best to attract customers and get business. Recently, we came across a picture of a Shillong food vendor whose portable stall proudly featured the word ‘vaccinated’ on it. Take a look at the photo here:
Shared on Twitter by user @indira_laisram, the photo received over 17.2k likes and 2.6k retweets. In the photograph, we could see the Shillong Channawallah making some delicious channa for the customer. He is wearing a mask and his portable stall displayed the word ‘vaccinated’ in capital letters. “The ubiquitous channawallah of Shillong. There is something about this photo. Unable to pinpoint the emotion,” wrote the Twitter user in the caption of the post.
Twitter users were all praises for the Shillong food vendor who put the vaccinated tag to assure his customers. Many pointed out that his sense of social responsibility was seriously impressive. Others said that this would motivate many vendors to get vaccinated too, in order to ramp up business.
Take a look at the reactions:
Yes indeed there is unexplained emotion and never ending human endurance in this picture— Anupam Raina Advocate (@AnupamRaina2) July 14, 2021
The fact that he is so organized makes me want to come to Shillong all the way from Mumbai in the middle of the pandemic to have a serving from the man himself.— Baba Bakchod ???????? (@BreakingtheJinx) July 14, 2021
It seems he is adequately educated, sensible guy in terms with the need of the hour and has an eye on the future ????— rajiv manuja (@ManujaRajiv) July 13, 2021
Makes me feel happy. That the vaccine is reaching everyone not just a select few. This is necessary..— Hansadhwani (@hansadhwani22) July 14, 2021
Fully Vaccinated status & a properly worn mask will go a long way in giving the requisite confidence in uncertain times. Salute to this man.— Amaresh Patra (@AmareshPatra) July 13, 2021
Perhaps his neatness??— Alpana Chowdhury (@Alpanawrites) July 13, 2021
What did you think of the picture? Do you know of a similar street vendor in your locality? Tell us in the comments below.
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