Derek C Lalchhanhima looks teary eyed in a photograph that has melted hearts – with the chick in one hand and a 10 rupee note in the other.
An adorable six-year-old boy begged medics to save a chick he accidentally ran over while on his bike.
Derek C Lalchhanhima from Mizoram, northeastern India, took the little chicken – belonging to his neighbour – to a nearby hospital along with all the money he had.
He didn’t know the animal was already dead and begged for help.
A heartbreaking photograph of the boy stood holding the dead chick in one hand and a note in the other has gone viral.
In the picture, he stands with a teary eyed expression looking helpless.
Eventually his parents had to explain to him that there was nothing doctors could do for the poor chick.
Derek has won the hearts of people all over social media and his kind actions even got him an award at school, the Hindustan Times reports.
At school he was photographed draped in a shawl – reportedly a traditional way of honouring someone – and given a framed certificate.
“He’s always been a rather unique kid,” Derek’s father said.
“Amazing, kind hearted kid,” one Facebook user wrote.
Another said: “Great example of humanity. We all should learn from you.”
The act was described by one as ‘innocence at its best’.