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The last few months have been difficult for all of us—loss, despair and heart-breaking scenes at our own homes and from across the country. But amid the chaos, if there is one thing that has grown faster than the pandemic, it is humanity. We’ve been faceless strangers who’ve tried to help those who needed resources; we’ve also been at the receiving end of that kindness when our own loved ones were suffering.

Spotify has launched a podcast series ‘Ruk jaana nahi’ that will showcase a few of the good Samaritans who have shown courage during these testing times to help those in need. Their selfless acts of kindness will be shared through a limited video and audio series, across eight episodes, and hosted by Bollywood actor, Rajkummar Rao. The first episode of the podcast series commenced with a poem written by lyricist Swanand Kirkire, and narrated by Rao.

Over the next few weeks, heart-warming videos and audio features will give the audience a glimpse into the lives of local heroes, including but not limited to:

- Doctors who chose duty despite their personal losses

- Stories of those who have cooked meals for those in need

- Individuals who are going out of their way to distribute masks (and smiles)

- Those with limited resources, but still delivering aid at their personal expense

- Young Indians who’ve used their technology to connect patients with medical facilities

Spotify is also producing an Original Podcast that will highlight the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things — from frontline workers to doctors. The podcast series will put the spotlight on young India and the sacrifices they are making to help other people in need. One can listen to the trailer here. The episodes have started streaming from May 21 within the podcast.

The video link of the limited series: