The Thank You Project: #191 (Muthu Raj’s kindness)

ThankYouIcon_191Probably quite a few thank you posts ago I wrote about extremely great experiences I’ve had at the Asiana hotel. The staff there is just so friendly and really made the stay in India quite an enjoyable one. There was one particular gentleman I met there named Muthu Raj who would always go above and beyond to make sure the experience was even better. He would always love serving me food at their Wildfire hotel and would often present me with a cake when I was about to leave. This kind of service is almost nonexistant at least in the case of normal people receiving such gestures. I always hear about celebrities and other important individuals getting such services. That’s why I was so happy and overjoyed that I would get this kind of service when I was just a normal guest. I didn’t do anything that really warranted extra service, I was just me.

Anyway, today is Muthu Raj’s birthday. I went to post on his facebook wall and scrolled down and saw that on my birthday last year he actually posted a picture on the wall. I hadn’t seen it although I saw his greeting on my own facebook wall. I wanted to share how kind this man actually is because he had made a cake for me:


Yes this was a cake in celebration of my birthday… halfway across the globe. Just seeing this really made me appreciate having good people in the world. People who you are genuinely nice and care about you even if they don’t know that much about you. The world needs more of these individuals and it’s my hope that we can all strive towards this and be there for our fellow human beings.

So Muthu Raj, this post is for you. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness and most of all the cakes because they are delicious. I just wish I saw this photo on my birthday or had a chance to visit to enjoy it in person. Happy birthday and hope you have all the joys in the world because you deserve it as well!

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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