Mary expresses love to Chellanam natives with Rs 100 inside food packet
Kochi: “Don't they need money to buy tea and sugar? I just kept the money which was left in my hand along with the food packet for them,” said Kumbalangi native Mary who turned an epitome of humanity by packing food along with Rs 100 currency.
She prepared the food packet to distribute at Chellanam. Though Mary is not rich, she decided to donate a small amount to help persons receiving the food packet.
Mary was employed at a catering unit in Kumbalangi. Her husband Sebastian is a carpenter who makes boats. Following the lockdown, both went jobless. Last week, Mary went for MNREGS work and saved Rs 200 from the wage.
“I came to know that Chellanam natives are in distress as the houses were inundated in the sea attack. Ward member Rathan told me to prepare food for them. I thought that they also need money along with food. They may wish to have tea. So I packed a currency of Rs 100 in a plastic packet along with the curry. I felt relieved after preparing the special packet,” said Mary with an innocent smile.
Her husband Sebastian is continuing to spend his days without a job. Now, Mary is also not going to work. The couple have no idea about their future.
Kumbalangi natives including Mary handed over the food packets to Kannamaly police. They distributed the packets to Chellanam natives. A policeman found the money inside the food packet which was left as extra after the distribution. Mathrubhumi had reported about the news.
Nobody has any clue on the person who kept the money inside the food packet. After Mathrubhumi reported the news, Mary’s son Sebin posted her photo on social media. Though she turned a social media star with the noble act, she was worried about the miseries of Chellanam natives.
Kannamaly police honoured Mary with a small gift.