Once Mrs. Tarkhad was in Shirdi and a dog came and stood in front of her, when it was time for meals. She threw a piece of Bhakari (bread) to him. After the dog went away, a mud covered pig arrived. To him also, she gave a piece of Bhakari.
Thereafter, in the Masjid, Baba said to her, ‘‘Aaye (Mother), in the afternoon, I was restless with hunger and you gave Me a full meal. Let it be a dog or a pig, always follow this as a regular practice.’’
Baba by this wanted to tell that offering food to the hungry is the best charity & a virtuous deed or in other words feeding others is feeding me….