People From Heaven|مردمانی از بهشت


“71st story”

First Published: Dec.27.2018

 

After being away from Iran, for 16 years, he decided to pay a visit. One day, he borrowed his brother’s car to re-live his good old days in Tehran.

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At a traffic light on a busy street, a 14-15-year-old boy asked for his permission to wash the windshield of his car. He nodded and the boy started to wash the windshield very fast and clean. He tipped the boy $20 USA.

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The boy asked: “Do you live in the USA?”

He said: “Yes.”

The boy answered: “Can I give your money back and instead ask you some questions?”

He said: “Have you had lunch? Let’s have lunch together.”

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The boy jumped into his car.

“How old are you my son?” He asked.

The boy said: “Sixteen. I will graduate from high school this year.”

He said: “Isn’t the age of graduation 18?”

The boy said: “Yes, but I can graduate this year because I am a top student in the school, and studied and passed two years in the summer time.”

He asked: “Why do you work my dear?”

The boy responded: “I lost my father when I was 2 years old. My mother cooks for a wealthy family. My sister and I work too so we can pay the rent and expenses.”

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They went to a restaurant and talked for 2 hours. He was a smart boy; he even spoke English very well.

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The boy said: “Is it true that smart kids can get a scholarship and study in the USA for free?”

“Yes son, it is true. If you hand me all needed documents I will follow up for you when I return to the USA.” He said.

He dropped the boy to their rented home after the restaurant and the boy promised to gather all his documents before the man returned to the USA.

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After six months, with the help of his friend who was a lawyer, he sent an invitation to that 16-year-old boy. After another six months, his very kind wife and he picked the boy up from Los Angles airport.

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Two years after this date, the boy’s name was published in the New York Times as the youngest Engineer of Modern Technology.  He was very proud of the boy. His wife sent an invitation to the boy’s mother and sister and brought them to the USA. When they had dinner together one night, he saw the boy was washing his car’s windshield. The man jumped towards the boy and said: “Why are you doing this?”

The boy said: “I don’t want to ever forget how you changed my life.”

The boy now is an important professor at Harvard University and their friendship never ended.

 

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Categories: bedtime story, fable, folk tale, StorytellingTags: ,

108 comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring Laleh.❤️

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  2. May that still be possible under the current administration

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  3. What a beautiful heart touching story! Thank you. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful and very inspiring, thank you for sharing 💖🙏

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  5. People From Heaven is the best name for this beautiful story, it inspires me, thanks for posting it.

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  6. “You have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn. This is a beautiful story of a hand up, not a handout. Thank-you!

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  7. What a moving story. Absolutely gorgeous ❤️

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  8. Ah. Your stories have a little of the ‘Aesop’s Fables’ about them Laleh.

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  9. What a fantastic story! Thank you!

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  10. Gratitude and humility: rare qualities among highly successful people.

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  11. This is a beautiful story, and beautifully told. You’ve inspired me to try to be like one of those people. 🙂

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  12. What an inspiring story of special people. Hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday season

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  13. That’s a fantastic story of hope and goodness 🙂

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  14. So beautifully written, Laleh! It is filled with great inspiration!

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  15. Ι am crying again….. Keep writing my dear friend! KISSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. “After six months, with a help of his friend who was a lawyer, he sent an invitation to that 16 year-old boy. After another six months, his very kind wife and him picked the boy up from Los Angles airport.”

    I almost jumped up and down. This warmed my heart.

    Lovely.

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  17. An inspirational story, Laleh. Good to read it. Happy New Year!!

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  18. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Even if it is a fairy Tale, it’s a wonderful one 😊❤❤😊

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  19. Mardmani az bahisht 👌👍

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  20. Oh what a delightful story!

    Know that Richard Geer has done the same thing for many Indians and Tibetans changing their lives with some supportive sponsorship!

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  21. A great story. Sometimes life requires us to take a chance. It takes courage to do that.

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  22. This is a beautiful reality 💜… remember the start..! but keep achieving greatness

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  23. Happy New Year!
    You write inspirational stories. Thank you.

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  24. Lovely touching post
    Salute to the humanity
    👌👌👍💐🙏

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  25. This is such a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Oh .so much honest that friendship of the boy and vunrable contribution his life ‘s level as high by that man.marvellous.most inspiring article❤

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  27. A touching and moving piece showing the power of kindness. ❤

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  28. Oh that’s such an inspirational and heartwarming story. We should never forget the way we came from. Beautiful story, Laleh

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  29. That is such a lovely heartwarming story Laleh!

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  30. What a wonderful story. Filled my heart with gratitude and love for the person who helped the boy and also for the boy who valued the help. Thank you for sharing it.

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  31. I hope that there will be plenty of similar acts of unexpected kindness toward nurses and teachers while the COVID pandemic continues.

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