Bengaluru, Dec 26: On Monday, when the entire world was celebrating Christmas, Congress president Rahul Gandhi turned Santa Claus for a 107-year-old grandmother in Bengaluru, literally.
It was her birthday too and she had a wish to meet Rahul whom she finds "handsome". The message was passed to the Congress president on behalf of the birthday girl by her grand-daughter Dipali Sikand over Twitter.
In a tweet, Dipali wrote that her grandmother, who turned 107 on Monday, had a wish to meet Rahul, whom she finds "handsome".
"Today my grandmother turned 107. Her one wish. To meet Rahul Gandhi! I asked her why? She whispers ... He's handsome !," tweeted Dipali.
While tweeting, Dipali posted a picture of her grandmother cutting a cake and tagged the message to the twitter handle of Rahul.
After a few hours, the new Congress president responded. He wished the "beautiful" grandmother a happy birthday and a merry Christmas. Rahul did not stop at that. He sent a "big hug" to the birthday girl too.
The Congress president wrote on Twitter, "Dear Dipali, Please wish your beautiful grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas. Please also give her a big hug from me. Best, Rahul."
Dear Dipali, Please wish your beautiful grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas. Please also give her a big hug from me. Best, Rahul. https://t.co/lcp8NUa8Di— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 25, 2017
Later, Rahul called her up and Dipali acknowledged, tweeting again, "And as if this was not enough Mr. Gandhi called and personally wished my Nani!! This is #TrueHumaness. Thank you all of you for the blessings for her. Each one of them matter."
And as if this was not enough @OfficeOfRG Mr.Gandhi called and personally wished my Nani!! This is #TrueHumaness. Thank you all of you for the blessings for her . Each one of them matter. https://t.co/ftvZ1pmhsJ— Dipali Sikand (@SikandDipali) December 25, 2017
In the last few months, the Congress president has been very active on Twitter. Currently, Rahul has 5.22 million followers on Twitter.
His tweets are also getting a lot of attention as he mostly takes potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with his one-liner satirical messages.
But it was Rahul's personal and warm tweet addressed to Dipali and her grandmother which his followers feel is the best message they read on Christmas.