Why Did He Throw The Brick?

Ahmed a young & successful businessman was traveling through his neighbourhood in Riyadh. He was going a bit too fast in his beautiful, black color BMW, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no child darted out, but a brick sailed out and-WHUMP! — it smashed into the BMW’s shiny black side door! BRAKES SCREECHED…!!!!

Brakes slammed! Gears ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the BMW back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown. Ahmed jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and pushed him up against a parked car. He shouted at the kid, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what do you think you are doing?!” Building up a head of steam, he went on. “That’s my new car, that brick you threw is gonna cost you a lot of money. Why did you throw it?”

“Please, sir, please …. I’m sorry! I didn’t know what else to do!” pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop!” Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed around the parked car. “It’s my brother, mister,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.” Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me by getting him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”

Moved beyond words, the young executive tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checked to see that everything was going to be OK. He then watched, as the younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long walk back to his black BMW – a long and slow walk. Ahmed never did fix the dented side door of his BMW. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention….. Some bricks are softer than others. Feel for the bricks of life that are coming at/to you.

Dear Readers, suggest a beautiful moral to the story in the comments section below.

22 Responses to Why Did He Throw The Brick?

  1. Joshua August 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM #

    if you keep acting normal, you may never get attention, its time to do that awkward thing to let someone; i mean the world hear your voice. that’s moral of the story

  2. PRAKASH H S January 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM #

    Wishing all a happy 2014.Touching story.Moral can be car can still be run with dent but wheel chair person life can not be replaced if accident occurs

  3. Syed shah December 21, 2013 at 2:49 PM #

    Though it has a good moral… Story is not appreciatble.
    The cause is good but the way it achieved is not worthy to do so.

  4. Bashir June 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

    This is quite amazing. It makes me really symphatised and love being generous.

  5. sharif123 June 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM #


  6. Ian September 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM #

    Touched my heart ……… & I dont have words now to show my feeling.

  7. faumi June 9, 2012 at 1:03 AM #

    Ahmed is a foreigner. Small boy is a Saudi. It can happen in SaudinArabia.

    • Shabruh June 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM #


  8. ahmed abbas June 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM #

    A touching story indeed!

  9. JAFFERQUADRI June 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM #

    Moral is in the race for gain people have stopped thinking of those who cannot even stand where as our Creator assigned us the job of looking after a needy.
    “Stop! Help some one your own benefit”

  10. OSmanda June 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

    : Wow! This story is really touching………

  11. Najeeb June 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    I can understand that he couldnt rule out any – such – act to help his brother out. There are four blocks of attitude that every person belongs to at least one of which, or to combination of two ”blocks”. The blocks are known by BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN and RED colors. This lad belongs to red which means not afraid to go for any such act that may or may not would have helped him (but it did, according to the story).

    “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
    ? Martin Luther King Jr.

    Truth – such executives are exeptional esp. nowadays!

  12. Ado June 5, 2012 at 3:44 AM #

    You people should know that this isn’t a real life story but essentially meant to teach us one or two things in life. And that has been achieved as far as I am concern. Weldone Sara keep it up do not be discouraged please

  13. huss4444 June 4, 2012 at 9:05 PM #

    lovely. one should be patient enough to know all the circumstaces before taking any irrational action. thanx.

  14. Bin Muhammad - Dammam June 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

    If everybody traces this style of attention dragging, suppose what sure for us that tomorrow the same child may not use gun against anyone to get an immediate attention?!

    Please note, this criminal style must be wiped out from our children. It is not to be appreciated at all. Because is not it contemptible to be common this kind of barbarian attitude among students, children in a great country like Saudi Arabia?

    Though the story says a lesson of morality, on the other hand it promotes the harassment in more extent.

  15. Steven June 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM #

    with all due respect, stupid story !!

    • The Law June 8, 2012 at 3:37 AM #

      This story may not be very practical nowadays but it is NOT stupid Mister! You are. You didn’t learn the lesson of helping others!.

  16. shahul Hameed June 4, 2012 at 3:38 PM #

    Not a great story, the mentality of the child is still like the time of Jahaliyath the atttiude of saudis / arabs should be changed becos you are not supposed to hurt any one even you need them desperately.

  17. Young and successful businessman Ahmed June 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM #

    And I still proudly drive my black 2012 740i BMW up to this day with that heartwarming dent.

  18. Faiz June 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM #

    So nice and touching. Such stories will definately reach readers heart, atleast someone will change, that is enough for funnyfunnyjokes team, for their next world.

  19. bedirsemir June 4, 2012 at 2:38 PM #

    So touchy! I learn something I mean something big which might chenge me forever.

    Jazakallah kheireljaza sister,

  20. Rizwan June 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM #

    Allah-o-Akbar…………one of the Most Amzing story and I really really loved the moral………….My heartily congratulation to you the page Admin/owner