Recently, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother at Muzaffarpur Railway Station amid COVID-19 crisis in Bihar went viral. Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan came forward and helped the toddler. The actor’s NGO ‘Meer Foundation’ united him with his grandparents and also offered him financial support.
The foundation in a statement said, “#MeerFoundation is thankful to all who helped us reach this child, whose heart wrenching video of trying to wake his mother disturbed all. We are now supporting him and he is under his grandfather’s care.”
Khan said, “Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby.”
Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby. https://t.co/2Z8aHXzRjb
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 1, 2020
Khan, who lost his parents at a very young age, had said that he held only thing against his parents, that of not being able to spend more time with him. He’d said, “So that’s one thing I decided. That I am going to make sure that I live very long, and I make sure that I keep on living with my kids and never let them feel they don’t have a parent. So any given moment I spend with them, I study with them, I sleep with them, I chat with them, I sort out all their problems, and I hate it when they have boyfriend girlfriend problems.”
Recently, the actor along with his wife Gauri and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders reached out to people in West Bengal who were affected by cyclone Amphan. The actor’s group of companies, Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX, also announced several initiatives to support the efforts of the government in its COVID-19 fight. The actor provided 25,000 PPE kits to the medical workers in Maharashtra to fight against COVID-19 and offered his four-storied Mumbai office to be used as quarantine facility.