A lot of talented artists can draw portraits of people almost instantly. Their artwork often brings a smile to the faces of people. A similar instance was witnessed when an illustrator drew a portrait of a street food vendor in Bengaluru.
Manoj Kumar (@manojdrawz) shared a video on Instagram in which he drew a portrait of a bonda seller. Kumar saw the street vendor working hard and making bondas, a deep-fried South Indian potato snack, and bought a few.
As he was having the snacks, he started to draw the portrait of the vendor on his tablet. He then showed the vendor his artwork, and he couldn’t stop smiling. The portrait showed the vendor making bondas and looked stunning. “His smile was the best part,” he captioned the clip.
Watch the video below:
Posted four days ago, the video has amassed 7.7 million views, making it viral.
“This gentleman has been selling Snacks for decades. My family’s weekend getaway was this place until COVID happened. At times we spoke about how badly we missed his delicious bajjis and bondas when the stores were shut due to the pandemic and at times, we still do. We address him as the Bonda/Bajji thatha. Soo happy to see him again. Such brilliant artwork 🙂 To reach this place, get to ITI circle and ask for Cricket Ground. Right opposite to the ground you’ll find his shop. It’s open only in the evenings though,” a user shared his experience in the comments. “Please tell me you printed that and gave it to him,” said another. “You did a really good deed, his smile says it all,” expressed a third.