The video of an elderly Malviya Nagar couple, driven to tears for not being able to do business at their dhaba, has been trending, and several Bollywood stars on Thursday urged people to help the couple revive their establishment. YouTube blogger Gaurav Wasan on Wednesday had shared the video clip of the elderly couple running a small dhaba, showcasing their plight.
"80 year old couple selling best matar paneer. Inhe hamari help ko bahut zarurat he," Wasan captioned the Instagram video. Since then #BabaKaDhaba became one of the top trends on Twitter, with people sharing the video on their accounts.
"BabaKaDhaba #dilliwalon #dil #dikhao. Whoever eats here, sends me pic, I shall put up a sweet message with your pics," tweeted Raveena Tandon.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 8, 2020
"Make this your next stop! Among many such others in your neighbourhoods wherever you are.... #VocalForLocal," Nimrat Kaur requested.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) October 8, 2020
Sharing the video on Twitter, Randeep wrote: "Do visit if you are in Delhi. Block B, Shivalik Colony, Opposite Hanuman Mandir, Malviya Nagar, South Delhi. #SupportLocal #BabaKaDhaba."
Do visit if you are in Delhi!
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) October 8, 2020
"Let's help put their smile back ... our neighbour hood vendors need our help to. Red heart," Suniel Shetty tweeted.
Let’s help put their smile back ... our neighbour hood vendors need our help to . https://t.co/X4RNcYOA9w
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 8, 2020
Swara Bhasker asked everyone to support such small businesses and become #VocalforLocal. "Dilli, chalo Baba Ka Dhaba par matar paneer khaate hain. Malviya Nagar mein. #SupportSmallBusinesses #VocalForLocal #ShowHeart (Delhi, let's go to Baba Ka Dhaba and have some matar paneer in Malviya Nagar)," she wrote on Twitter.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 7, 2020
On Thursday, netizens posted many new videos and pictures of people eating at the dhaba.
Such is the power of Social media if you use it in a positive way....the old couple of #BabaKaDhaba who were crying yesterday due to low income are all smiles today as people thronged their food joint in #malviyanagar #newdelhi and had some yummy food #govocalforlocal #india #salute #love #socialmedia #manavmanglani