Published: 21st November 2017
#SiblingGoals: This 13-year-old saved 62k in COINS and bought a bike for his sister
It was a festival and her birthday that encouraged Yash to gift a scooter to her sister who is studying in 12th standard
We have bad news! Whatever you have done for your elder sister is going to look average in front of what this 13-year-old has done. Don't blame us. Blame the boy who collected Rs 62,000 in coins over a period of two years just so that he could gift his sister her favourite scooter.
Yash Avasthi had this grandiose plan ever since he started getting his pocket money —.to use it in a way that surprises everybody, particularly his beloved sister. "She always buys me gifts. I thought I should return the favour and a scooter is the best gift I could think of as it will help her commute to her classes," he said. Rupal Avasthi, who is the lucky sister is an 18-year-old and is pursuing her higher studies in a city school.
And so, like a sparrow, he saved the money coin by coin for almost two years until he reached the required amount. Once he had the amount required, he headed straight to the nearest showroom and handed over the coins and demanded a bike - just like that!
It was an unusual day at the Jaipur Advent Honda store as the employees had to cancel all other appointments to count the coins — a task that took them two hours. But, they didn't mind it at all. After all, it was for the first time in showroom owner JP Sehgal's career that someone had shown such a pure-hearted goodwill. "He came with a bag full of coins. We all were surprised and even resisted the offer initially but eventually gave in to his thoughts for her sister," said the owner of the Honda centre.
Hey brother: 13-year-old Yash shocked everyone at the store with his gesture of gifting the scooter to his sister. This is a photograph of the showroom staff with the coins he brought
Needless to say, the sister was thrilled when she received the bike. Obviously, she could not contain her excitement, "It was regular morning. I got up and my brother asked me to come with him for a small outing. I got ready and it was obvious that he wants to surprise me. But let me confess, I could only think of a small party or something for my birthday," she said.
But she clearly underestimated her brother's love, rather his will to save. "I can't express my feelings. Yes, I had asked my parents to buy me a scooter but I never imagined that Yash would use all his savings to buy me one. I was overwhelmed. I hugged and thanked him for such a lovely gesture," says Rupal.
If Yash's gift wasn't enough to prove the love, here's her sister's testimony — "Yash has always been so caring towards me. I cherish the gift but what I love more is the fact that he has always shown so much respect for me, my advice and my personal decisions. He has, at various points in life, given me more importance to my suggestions than anyone else in my family. I feel blessed to have such a brother."
But Yash is a humble boy. "I only did any brother would do for such a loving sister," he blushes. Evidently, these two are giving us heavy sibling goals.