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Thousands throng 'Baba Ka Dhaba' in Delhi after video goes viral

Thousands throng 'Baba Ka Dhaba' in Delhi after video goes viral

Social media indeed has the power to change lives overnight. After video of an elderly couple struggling to run their small dhaba in Delhi's Malviya Nagar went viral, thousands of people from all over the country have come forward to revive their business.

The video of an old man and his wife, who were driven to tears for not being able to do business at their small eatery during the tough times of Covid-19, has been on top of the trending charts since Wednesday.

YouTube blogger Gaurav Wasan had shared the video clip showcasing their plight.

"80 year old couple selling best matar paneer. Inhe hamari help ko bahut zarurat hai," Wasan captioned the Instagram video. Since then #<a href="https://indianarrative.com/tag/baba-ka-dhaba">BabaKaDhaba</a> became one of the top trends on Twitter, with people sharing the video on their accounts.

Several Bollywood stars urged people to help the couple revive their establishment.

"BabaKaDhaba #dilliwalon #dil #dikhao. Whoever eats here, sends me pic, I shall put up a sweet message with your pics," tweeted Raveena Tandon.
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A2%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%BE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#बाबाकाढाबा</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dilliwalon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#dilliwalon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dil?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#dil</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dikhao?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#dikhao</a>. Whoever eats here, sends me pic, I shall put up a sweet message with your pics ! ♥️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/supportlocalbusiness?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#supportlocalbusiness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/localvendors?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#localvendors</a> <a href="https://t.co/5DH73wz3SD">https://t.co/5DH73wz3SD</a></p>
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) <a href="https://twitter.com/TandonRaveena/status/1314061059305553920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2020</a></blockquote>
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Sharing the video on Twitter, actor Randeep Hooda wrote, "Do visit if you are in Delhi! Baba Ka Dhaba Block B, Shivalik Colony, Opposite Hanuman Mandir, Malviya Nagar, South Delhi. #SupportLocal #BabaKaDhaba."

"Let's help put their smile back … our neighbour hood vendors need our help to. Red heart," Suniel Shetty tweeted.

"Tough times for everyone .. this old couple is almost losing the fight . Please go get a meal if you’re around here &amp; show them some support," wrote actress Chitrangda Singh while tweeting the address of the dhaba.

On Thursday, netizens posted many new videos and pictures of people eating at the dhaba. A large crowd of people, including many mediapersons, was also witnessed with many taking selfies with the old couple.

"I wish everyone gets help in the same manner that I have got since this morning. There are many people who are without jobs and are struggling to meet ends these days. Please help them too," said the owner.