Kanta Prasad, 80, and his wife, Badaami Devi’s Baba Ka Dhaba witnessed outpouring support after their video went viral on social media. Their plight moved netizens so much that a long queue was seen outside their small food kiosk in Malaviya Nagar, Delhi.  On Thursday, Kanta Prasad had to close his eatery as it ran out of food around 12:30 PM.

In the viral video by a Delhi-based food blogger, Prasad broke down while talking about how the pandemic has adversely affected his business. After the lockdown, the couple couldn’t manage to earn more than Rs 80 a day.

“We have a small shop. On any regular day, we hardly sell around 20 plates of each food item… between 9 am and 3 pm. The number of plates sold per item dropped to below 5 since we reopened the shop in June after two months of [Covid-19] lockdown. We often had to take back food…and eat it ourselves or occasionally distribute among neighbours… Today was a blessing,” couple’s son Azad Hind told Hindustan Times.

“It feels like the whole of India is with us,” elated Kanta Prasad told news agency ANI.

Soon Baba Ka Dhaba started trending on Twitter. Kanta Prasad said that he was told about the viral video by his neighbour. Hence, he prepared and cooked extra than the usual day.

Celebrities also extended their support. Cricketer R Ashwin, actors Randeep Hooda, Raveena Tandon, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker among others also tweeted the video.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti also visited Baba Ka Dhaba. “Will take care of them n I am starting a drive 2 take care of similarly placed people,” he mentioned in his tweet.

The couple came from Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district in the 1970s. They started the eatery around 30 years ago.