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3 Apr, 2019 14:33

Indian boy cycles over chicken, rushes it to hospital with his ‘savings,’ becomes viral hero (PHOTO)

Indian boy cycles over chicken, rushes it to hospital with his ‘savings,’ becomes viral hero (PHOTO)

A little boy from northeastern India has become an unlikely viral hero this week after accidentally running over his neighbor’s chicken. The story has already captured the public imagination in his home country.

Wracked with guilt after inadvertently injuring the chicken while cycling his bike on the streets of Sairang in the state of Mizoram, the unnamed boy rushed to a nearby hospital with whatever money he could scrounge together in a desperate attempt to save the chicken’s life.

A photo purportedly of the child, chicken and cash in hand has gone viral online, amassing over 100,000 reactions, 73,000 shares and close to 7,000 comments since it was posted on Tuesday, attracting national media attention in the process.

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The chicken’s present condition remains unclear, but the heartwarming, feel-good news story has inspired thousands online with comments flooding in on the post, praising both the child’s innocence and intelligence.

“My faith in humanity has been restored,” wrote one Facebook user.

“I’m sure he will grow up as a good and responsible human. He is so cute, god bless to him and his parents,” wrote another.

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