Photos: Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan Meets 14-Year-Old Child Whose Story Inspires Us All
A few days ago, a simple post by Humans of Bombay made us fall in love with a 14-year-old kid. No, he isn't an ordinary kid. Nihal Bitla is a kid who suffers from progeria, a disease that makes the body age rapidly and degenerate very early. It's the same disease Amitabh Bachchan's character in Paa had.
However, Humans of Bombay's post has left all of us inspired and how!
One part of the message was Nihal's desire to meet his favorite star. He had written:"I want to meet Aamir Khan and thank him for the movie Tare Zameen Par which gave me courage--but there's not much progress on that one yet!":
Little did Nihal know that in just a few days of him expressing his desire, his favorite superstar would oblige him soon. Aamir didn't just meet Nihal, he spent good amount of time with him, spoke to him and inspired him. After the visit, Nihal posted a sweet thank-you post on Facebook. Have a look:
“Thank you Aamir uncle for making my dream come true. Your ‘Taare Zameen Par’ always inspired me to face adverse situations and I was always knew that one day I will meet you.
Also a special thanks for appreciating the Ganesha I drew for you. Hope you will always keep it with you.
The goodies that you gave me with your autograph will always make me remember our meeting. I am feeling very optimistic and positive about life.
I am sure you will help spread the word for the Progeria Research Foundation to identify 60 more kids like me in India so that they can get the right treatment. Thanks again for making the time available for me and my family so quickly.
And thank you Humans of Bombay, these small but precious moments really make life worth it.”