With an aim to help a sweet shop owner in Lunglei village Mizoram, whose business was hit badly during the COVID-19 pandemic, India winger Lallianzuala Chhangte bought ‘gulab jamuns’ from the shop in bulk.
“We are not allowed to have sweets under any circumstance, but this is one way we have thought of helping out the shopkeeper here,” the charismatic footballer was reported as saying by a national news agency.
He said that if buying sweets can bring back the smile for someone and his family “then why not”.
Chhangte said that the sweet shop owner and his family was close to his heart as their shop was close to the ground where he used to train during his wee days.
“I still remember uncle used to try newer sweets and share them with us first,” Chhangte further said.
” While coming back from school, I used to have lunch at his place almost every day. They are so close to my heart,” he added.
Adding further he said that once he began training after the lockdown eased a bit, he was pained to see the condition of the sweet shop owner and his family and decided to help them in any way he could.
He further informed that footballers are not allowed to have “gulab jamuns” at all, hence he distributed the sweets he bought among his family and friends.