The internet is full of all kinds of things. From cute baby videos and cooking hacks to weird food combinations, you’ll find anything and everything at the click of a button. While there is nothing to cheer us up online, one thing that always tugs at our heartstrings is the inspiring stories of people who are fighting their way out of adversity. They not only motivate us to do better but also make us count our blessings. As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look back at some of the food stories that caught people’s attention. Here we have compiled a list of motivational stories to help motivate you for a fresh start in the new year. Check them out below:
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Here are 9 food stories that will influence the Internet in 2022:
1. Mumbai street vendor sells Kulfi to earn a living
In a video uploaded by food blogger @youtubeswadofficial on his Instagram, we can see a vendor selling kulfi on the streets of Mumbai. He has been selling on the city streets for the past 28 years. This kulfi seller doesn’t have a shop or store, so he has to move around and look for customers all day long. He carries more than 35 kgs on his head, so that he can have a life. Read more about it here.
2. Delhi Teacher sells home-cooked food after work
A woman, who lost her job as a teacher, got back on her feet by selling home-cooked food on the streets of Delhi. The video was shared by Instagram food blogger @thefoodiehat. In the clip, we can see the woman serving different types of dishes like rajma chawal, sabzi, dal and roti. Her act of courage and determination has inspired many people online. Click here to read more.
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3. The boy is sent to a job in an IT company
Even if you don’t have a serious job, nothing will stop you from achieving your dreams and desires. A boy from Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, got a job in an IT company after spending most of his school years delivering food. In a post on LinkedIn, he said, “I’m a foster kid with a dream.” He further explained in the post that he had various jobs so that he could provide money for his family. Read more about it here.
4. Mumbai woman starts her restaurant with just INR 2500
We all have dreams that we want to achieve at some point in our lives. For this Mumbai woman, her dream was to own her own restaurant, which she managed to achieve after working hard for years. Lack of money did not stop him from achieving his dreams. With just INR 2500 in savings, Sangeeta and her husband were able to start their own small restaurant – Sangeeta’s Kitchen. Click here to read more.
5. Amritsar woman selling Parathas to feed girls
This story is about a street vendor from Amritsar – Veena. In a video uploaded by food blogger @youtubeswadofficial, we can see Veena cooking at her paratha shop. She has been a domestic helper for the past 20 years and has four daughters. But after the death of her husband, the entire responsibility of raising their daughters fell on her shoulders. He sells some of the biggest parathas in Amritsar. Click here to read more.
6. Delhi man sells fresh homemade food for just INR 40
In a video uploaded by Instagram food blogger @youtubeswadofficial, we can see a man selling food on his car. The man used to have a hotel that disappeared. Then he took a loan from his friends to start this business. He buys fresh homemade food for just INR 40 and works more than 15 hours a day. His inspiring story has earned him a lot of praise from people on the internet Read more about him here.
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7. Delhi man reopens his shop after attack
This story of a Delhi man restarting his shop after being diagnosed with cancer has inspired many people on the internet. The video was shared by food blogger Rajneesh who goes by the handle @are_you_hungry007. According to him, the man suffered a loss in his business and then got brain cancer, after which he decided to restart his business with the support of his family. Click here to read more.
8. Gurgaon Woman Selling homemade food for 25 years
Another interesting story is about this woman from Gurgaon, Haryana. He cooks fresh chicken at home, packs it in big boxes and takes it to the market. The name of her shop is ‘Aunty Ki Rasoi’.
9. Old lady selling chocolates in Mumbai local train
A viral Instagram video has shown an elderly woman selling chocolates on a Mumbai local train. He had a wide smile on his face as he did so. The video was shared by Instagram user @mona13khan. The Internet can’t help but admire the courage and determination of women to act this year. Read more about it here.
What do you think about these inspiring food stories? Tell us in the comments below.
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