This touching photo of a servant forced to sit by herself without food as she waited for her employer's family to eat at a restaurant has gone viral. The family were photographed enjoying a feast while the maid sat with nothing to eat or drink in a restaurant in Jarkata, the Indonesian capital. A restaurant patron Michael Fanny who was shocked by the scene posted the photo to Facebook. The heartbreaking photo brought an outpouring of sympathy from social media users after it quickly went viral.
His post, written in Indonesian, and the accompanying photograph, has since been shared almost 60,000 times. 'Your pembantu (servant) is part of your life. A reflection of your humanity. Imagine you are in their position, no phone to hold, not invited to eat, eyes just looking around,' Mr Fanny wrote on Facebook.
We must respect and love our maids, our drivers, our gardeners ... Life is not about profits and loss, it is not about ourselves.
'By sharing a little of what we have, then we are sharing the love of God. #respectotherpeople #respectourmaid #respectourdriver #loveotherpeople #Godislove.'