Power of social media: ‘Baba Ke Dhaba’ will now be available on Zomato
New Delhi : In a good news, Food delivery service Zomato has agreed to onboard ‘Baba Ke Dhaba’, a small food joint run by an elderly couple in Delhi, on its platform.
The elderly couple who went viral on social media shortly after one Twitter user shared a video of them expressing how they had lost their business due to the ongoing novel coronavirus.
"Our team is working with the elderly couple there to enable food deliveries. Thank you to the good people of the internet for bringing our attention to this," it said in a tweet.
The video of the elderly couple, which was originally shared by Swad Official on Facebook, showed the 80-year-old couple selling home-cooked fresh meals at their stall at a reasonable cost of Rs 30 to Rs 50 per plate. The old man said that whatever little income they had throughout the day before the lockdown, it was only enough to buy the next day'.
After the lockdown, the couple lost their only source of income as people stopped visiting their stall. In the video, the elderly owner of the store was seen in tears expressing how despite opening the shop at 9.30 am, they were only able to make Rs 50 at the end of the day.
However, after the clip took the internet by storm, help quickly arrived for the couple as residents of Malviya Nagar where the food joint is established, flocked to the stall.
Celebrities like Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and politicians also extended their support online and requested people to pay the elderly couple a visit.
On Thursday, people thronged the place in large numbers and posted pictures of the same. Not just that, ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ was among the top trends on Twitter as visitors kept pouring in. Seeing such a massive display of support, the elderly couple looked visibly happy.
Overwhelmed with the response, Kanta Prasad said, “There was no sale during COVID19 lockdown but now it feels like whole India is with us.”
“There were no customers, we had to return home with food.... Now we are happy, it feels like we've many extended families," says Badami Devi to ANI.