Boy, six, who accidentally ran over a chicken with his bicycle before taking the bird to hospital with his 'savings' becomes an overnight star in India
A six-year-old boy who begged hospital staff to save a chick he accidentally ran over with his bike has become a viral internet star in India.
Derek C Lalchhanhima, from Sairang in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, was pictured holding the dead bird in one hand and a 10-rupee note - all the money he had - in the other.
Family friends said the concerned youngster did not understand that the chicken was dead and begged his parents to take it to hospital.
In the end, he took the limp body to doctors himself. On arrival, a nurse captured his forlorn expression in a photo which has since been shared thousands of times online.
His school was so impressed with his compassion, that they handed him an award for his kindness.
Family friend Sanga Says posted the photo on Facebook after Derek's father Dhiraj Chhetri, a police officer, showed it to him and told him the heartwarming story.
'I'm laughing and crying all at the same time,' he wrote.
'According to the father, the boy came home with the neighbour's chick that he had accidentally killed,' Mr Sanga told India's NDTV.
'He did not understand that the chick is dead and begged his parents to take it to the hospital,' he said.
'His father told him to go himself, which he did with ten rupees.'
'God bless his pure and honest little heart,' one person commented on the Facebook photo. 'This is heart-touching,' wrote another.
'He's always been a rather unique kid,' Derek's father said.
After hospital staff told Derek there was no help for the poor bird, he returned home in tears
But the boy was determined to go back and get help again, this time with 100 rupees in his hand.
'His parents finally had to explain to him that the chick is dead and that there's nothing they can do at the hospital,' Mr Sanga said.
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Tony, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
A lovely young lad with a heart of gold and a nice change in this generally cruel world
Ken, Ununited Kingdom, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
What a lovely soul
liv, camden, 12 hours ago
Gollygoshlady, Worcester, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
What a lovely little chap, his parents have obviously brought him up well. The world needs more people like him!
DreamInColour, somewhere, South Africa, 13 hours ago
Awww man. This is too cute. Bless his heart.
nowexpat, Silves, Portugal, 13 hours ago
The chicken might not have actually died.....
sb4100, mk, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Good job it was in China
Rshivraj, London, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
could a story be any cuter xxx
Mrs Brush, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Great story. Lovely boy. Derek. Awesome name.
Queenie Butcher, St.Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago, 13 hours ago
That child's is well brought up and his heart is definitely in the right place.
Bee61, Leeds, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
What a kind hearted little boy
libby88, cheshire, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
He's such a cutie!
Josephine Agbobu, Lagos, Nigeria, 14 hours ago
Amazing compassion! Wish the world is this way, we would all live in love and peace
Madame Lazonga, London, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
If only the rest of us had such compassion.