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This is one of the best Short Story About Friendship With Moral for kids. Once upon a time, many, many years ago, the Bodhisattva was born as a parrot. Now, ever since this parrot was young, it resided in only one fig tree with other parrots.

This parrot made a home in that fig tree and remained there. When the parrot was growing up the tree was still young and strong. The tree bore many delicious and sweet fruits. And the branches of the fig tree were thick with many leaves. These leaves provided good shelter during the harsh weather. The tree had grown fond of the parrot that had made its home in it. Also, read True Friends.

short story about friendship with moral

Short story about friendship with moral

Image Source @ shutterstock.com. This parrot made a home in that fig tree and remained there. When the parrot was growing up the tree was still young and strong. The tree bore many delicious and sweet fruits. And the branches of the fig tree were thick with many leaves. These leaves provided good shelter during the harsh weather. The tree had grown fond of the parrot that had made its home in it.

But after a few years, the fig tree grew old as all things do. And the tree stopped bearing fruits and leaves fell off. Only a stump of wood remained. But even then the parrot never left the tree. The parrot still resided in the old fig tree. Whereas all the other parrots had left to find a better tree.

Then one day, the tree asked the parrot that why hadn’t he deserted the tree like the others had. The parrot simply replied that the tree was a friend of the parrot’s. “You have fed me for many years. And you have provided me for many years. Why should I forsake you now?” the parrot told the fig tree. Now, the parrot did not know that the questions were being asked by Sakka, the Hindu Indra.

“I am pleased by your answer,” Sakka said coming into his true form. “Your feelings have impressed me greatly. I will grant you a wish. Now, tell me what do you want? Whatever you wish, shall be done.” The parrot said that he wanted the fig tree, which was the parrot’s friend to have it leaves and fruits back. “Bless him with the ability to bear fruit all year long. And that the only thing I want,” the parrot said, with his head bowed to the Lord. Also, read Four Friends Story.

Sakka was even more impressed and granted the parrot’s wish at once.

MORAL OF THE STORY: TRUE FRIENDS NEVER LEAVE YOUR SIDE, EVEN WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH.