Meet THIS 70-year-old Kerala couple, who sells tea to fund their world travel plans

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 January 2019, 10:36 PM
Watch: THIS elderly couple sells tea to quench their thirst for travel (Photo tweeted by Go_Earl_Grey @goearlgrey)
Watch: THIS elderly couple sells tea to quench their thirst for travel (Photo tweeted by Go_Earl_Grey @goearlgrey)

They say "never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit..." and Vijayan and Mohana, an aged couple from Kerala, both in their 70s, have proved it right. Yes! You may have come across many a travel thirsty in your life, but the story of this elderly couple we bet is the most unique one among those. While several people sacrifice their dreams of travelling worrying about expenses, this passionate couple made it possible by running a humble tea shop in the city.

Many on social networking sites were immensely inspired by the story of this dear couple after Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group, highlighted their story while sharing a small footage of the duo shot by travel blogger Drew Binsky. "They may not figure in the Forbes Rich list but in my view, they are among the richest people in our country. Their wealth is their attitude to life," he captioned the footage.

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The couple, who have always dreamt of seeing the world hand-in-hand, already explored over 20 foreign countries such as Singapore, Switzerland, New York, Brazil and Argentina in a span of 45 years of their marriage. In order to quench their thirst for travel, the couple has also taken loans from their friends and family.

After receiving such stupendous response from Twitterati across the globe, Mahindra further requested people to sponsor the next vacation for the duo on the occasion of their upcoming marriage anniversary.

"Well, what about us finding out the date of their wedding anniversary and crowdsourcing the funding for their next trip as an anniversary gift??", Mahindra wrote in response to a tweet by one Mahesh Joshi.

The suggestion has been accepted widely and many people have already started funding in order to arrange a special and unforgettable vacation for the globe-trotting couple from Kochi.

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Here is how Twitterati react:

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Are you also touched by this awe-inspiring story of Vijayan and Mohana? Go ahead to fund their next travel plan across the globe and become a part of their wondrous journey.

First Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019 08:29 PM
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