Social media, it’s a strange place full of weirdos but sometimes, you get to see the very best of humanity.
This story happens to be one that made our hearts, along with the rest of Twitterjaya, melt into a puddle of hope and happiness.
It all started when Twitter user Nebulaaa (@belldybala_) decided to share the story of an incident that took place when her father was picking her up after her job interview.
They were on their way home, zipping along the roads when suddenly, the motorcycle ran out of fuel.
Stranded, they stopped the bike outside an apartment and sat to think..
Option 1: Look for petrol station
Aiyoh, too far.
Option 2: Dad asks daughter to take the LRT home
Daughter says no, she’s staying with her dad.
Option 3: Keep pushing forward, walk with the motorcycle until you reach a petrol station
Seems like the most reasonable option. Okay.
So aku pun ckp lah dkt abah “takpelah kita tolak je moto dlu smpai petrolpum kt sana mesti ada botol”. Aku amik gmbr ni nk tunjuk dkt mak bukti kitorg marathon harini 😂 so baru je kitorg bukak beberapa langkah ttibe.. pic.twitter.com/cPiBb50Z5W— Nebulaaa 🥀 (@belldybala_) June 27, 2019
Just as they started walking, a Chinese uncle rushed out of the apartment towards his car which parked by the side of the road.
He saw the pak cik walking his bike and asked, “What happen??”
So the pak cik explained his situation and the uncle quickly offered to buy him petrol, refusing to take money from the pak cik, saying “aiyaaa, lepas beli ma” (aiyaaa, you give the money only after I buy la).
Dtg la sorg uncle cina ni. Dia rushing keluar dri apartment ke kereta dia. Park dkt bus stop yg sama. So dia tnya abah aku what happen!! Ayah aku pun citer la. Uncle tu offer nk pergi belikan minyak eventho aku nmpak dia rushing. Ayah aku hulur duit dia kata “aiyaa lepas beli ma” pic.twitter.com/DcNlATNlbk— Nebulaaa 🥀 (@belldybala_) June 27, 2019
With a reassuring, “Tunggu 10 minit aaa” (wait for 10 minites aaa), he sped off and quickly returned with a tong (barrel) of petrol. @belldybala_ estimated it to be around RM7 worth of petrol.
The grateful pak cik once again offered money to the helpful man, but you know what he said?
“Tak payah, tak payah. Saya tolong you hari ini, nanti orang tolong saya punya.”
Translation: “never mind. I help you today and one day someone else will help me.”Random, helpful Chinese uncle/Twitter
Uncle tu siap ckp” tnggu dlm 10mins aaa”. After 10mins uncle tu pun smpai bwk tong mnyak weh. Sbb yela abah aku tkde botol spare. Kalau ikut tong full minyk utk tank rm7 centu la. Ayah aku hulur balik rm5. Dia ckp “takpayah2 saya tolong you hari ini nanti org tolong saya punyaa” pic.twitter.com/O0Fbzm61gW— Nebulaaa 🥀 (@belldybala_) June 27, 2019
After thanking the man again for his kind-hearted gesture, the pak cik told his daughter; “Maybe we’re receiving this kindness in return for the help we’ve shown others. Alhamdulillah.”
@belldybala_ concluded the tweets with a grateful shout out to her dad and the Chinese uncle; her dad for bringing her to the job interview, and the uncle for taking a few minutes to help them.
“There were so many cars passing by on that busy road, but it was this uncle that offered to help la. Thank you, uncle!”Nebulaaa (@belldybala_), Twitter
Besides giving us a refreshed hope for humanity, her tweets have also sparked a flurry of positive messages from Twitterjaya.
Shows that it’s important to be kinder than necessary, we never know when someone might need it. Also good luck for your job interviews! ❤️ https://t.co/ChhVNkku7F— Neelofa (@Neelofa) June 28, 2019
The harmony of malaysian ppl 🥰— ikmal azri (@ikmalzri) June 27, 2019
Best story ever ❤— harraz (@harrazmma) June 27, 2019
thank you uncle sebab tolong nebula— mek kelate (@Atipzmi) June 27, 2019
Translation: Thank you uncle for helping nebula
I dont know why im crying while read this— Shä (@ShamiraHanim) June 27, 2019
You can read the heartwarming story in full below:
“Kita buat baik dkt org, bila kita susah mesti ada org tolong kita balik” – abah.— Nebulaaa 🥀 (@belldybala_) June 27, 2019
Abah mmg menjenkelkan. TAPI he did everything for his children. Hrini abah bwk aku pegi interview kerja. Tetibe… pic.twitter.com/c8i3rUdeeK
Let’s spread some kindness around, guys!