Partha PD

Empathy Credited

It was the last working day of July 2019. The line "Salary Credited" flashed on the cracked screen of David's three-year-old Samsung Galaxy J5 phone. His eyes lit up.

Another message popped up on the screen: "Unbelievable offers on mobile phones!".

A curious, excited David clicked on the message. "Exchange your old device for a new one and get up to 50% discount!".

He paused. He smiled.

David deleted the message and affectionately wiped the cracked screen. He then flipped his phone to read a handwritten note.

"With love,
Your brother".