Theme: Never put trust in some one you don't know.
How this theme applies to the story: The mother of the lost children put trust into Tayab, yet found herself completely hopeless and unable to speak.
How this theme applies to life: Many people choose to meet people on the internet and might even choose to meet them. This is very dangerous, as alot of the time the person they were talking to isn't the person they thought they were. This is how many people are killed, because a good amount of the people they meant are people who just want to harm you or even kill you.