Anyone who’s dealt with grandparents will know how reluctant they are to go to the hospital. (Tbh, we get it too. You have to wait too long and some of the nurses are so garang!)
But this Atok took it to the next level when he startedspeaking in TAMIL to the doctor!
A video was shared on Twitter by @AdibahRosli, showing her cute Atok lying on a chair while animatedly conversing with an Indian doctor.
Through her Twitter, Adibah shared that her Atok was unwell and his nose was bleeding but refused to go to the hospital.
So, Adibah and her family bought him to a 24-hour clinic. The concerned doctor told him to go to the hospital to seek better treatment but Atok remained adamant.
According to Adibah, the doctor initially spoke in Bahasa to the family, but they switched to English so that Atok won’t understand.
But Atok had a trick up his sleeve and started speaking in Tamil so his family wouldn’t understand!
Punya lah takmau pergi hospital sampai sembang dengan Dr in tamil… ya Allah atok ni 😂😤 pic.twitter.com/GA8JZFsHJq— dîbs (@AdibahRosli) August 11, 2019
Atok: I don’t want to trouble them.
Doctor: But they’re willing to come.
Atok: No, no! They’ll get sick!
Doctor: Who’s sick?
Atok: My wife and her mother.
With the video going viral, everyone couldn’t help but to laugh at how earnestly her Atok tried to convince the doctor.
Hebatnya atokk— Amsyar Zikri (@AmsyarZikri) August 12, 2019
Translation: Amazing, atok!
Comel je atuk dia😂— Ceyyah (@Yeyuyeeenot) August 12, 2019
Translation: Her atok is so cute.
WOW… salute to this atuk 👍🏼— R Sasi (@RSasi5) August 12, 2019
awwwww atuk is soooo cuuuteeee— wawa nyer~ (@najwaaannour) August 12, 2019
Ur atok so cute. I love u atok 😭🤘🏻— 👀 (@kebayaexclusive) August 12, 2019
Adibah also clarified in her tweets that her Atok used to live in an estate in Air Panas, Johor with many Indian neighbours, and he probably picked up Tamil from his neighbours.
While everyone was fawning over her Atok, there were also many that shared stories of their own multilingual parents and grandparents.
Arwah atok aku dulu chill ja ckp bahasa thailand, dia call member dia yang duduk thailand, aku terdiam je bai 😂— Jep. (@ArifJeffry) August 13, 2019
Translation: My late grandfather was chill only speaking Thai. He used to call his friends in Thailand, and I was just speechless.
Nenek saya faham bahasa tamil walaupun tak reti membaca— fox (@misschichiko) August 12, 2019
Translation: My grandmother understands Tamil even though she can’t read.
Kalau la atuk aku hidup lagi. Dlu dia slalu bawak jalan2 lepak dgn kawan cina india dia. Skjap cakap cina skjap cakap india— Ajim (@Azimazhr) August 12, 2019
Translation: When my grandfather was alive, he used to bring me along when hanging out with his Chinese and Indian friends. Sometimes he spoke in Chinese, sometimes he spoke in Indian.
Atok saya kalo dekat pasar cakap tamil…😂— Rais (@RFEzman) August 12, 2019
Translation: My grandfather speaks Tamil at the market.
Haha my dad pon sama pandai cakap tamil. Dekat mamak dia borak dengan orang orang kedai tu bahasa tamil je. Orang lain semua pandang kitorang 😂— 🥀 (@FatenNurshahira) August 12, 2019
Translation: Haha my dad can also speak Tamil. At the mamak, he talks to the workers in Tamil. Everyone always looks at us.
My opah can speak a lil bit tamil. Dulu jiran dia time muda orang beragama hindu. Nenek can speak chinese and japanese.— escpist (@LianardDouroum) August 12, 2019
Translation: My opah can speak a little bit of Tamil. When she was young, her neighbours were Hindus. My grandmother can speak Chinese and Japanese.
If you’re wondering how dear ol’ Atok is doing, don’t worry! Adibah says that Atok is well and healthy now, laughing away at all the comments calling him cute.