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Old woman and a lollipop

My wife and I joined a charity group giving gifts and money to the S'tieng people at a church in Loc Ninh - Binh Phuoc, South Vietnam. While the sisters and children were distributing presents, they noticed an old woman holding a lollipop to pull it out and pull it in, just trying to eat it. I found it strange that I approached her and discovered that for some reason or another, she was old or had not eaten a delicious candy in her whole life, but she kept holding it in his mouth without removing the plastic wrap. I laughing and feeling guilty, I help unwrapped the candy for her. The old woman happily took the lollipop and sucked it to make it delicious. It was so much fun to capture that emotion. Sometimes I think about when I live in a big city like my city, simple snacks become a delicious gift in the mouth of a poor old lady in a remote area. Having traveled a lot to see that the gap between the rich and the poor is still too much and the efforts of the brothers and sisters in the group, even with their great hearts as well as salt in the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Binh Phuoc province, Vietnam, Vietnam
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Pham Van Ty