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A young Malaysian’s unexpected encounter with an old man at a fast food restaurant in Dengkil, Selangor has caught attention online as a reminder to be kind and help those in need.
Twitter user Raja Farah Sofea took to the platform to share her story on how she overheard the conversation between an old chinese uncle and a KFC employee at the restaurant.
The old uncle had asked the employee if there was anything he could get for RM10, but the employee replied that a snack plate with chicken is RM16.
According to Farah, the old uncle then turned to leave on his bicycle but she went up to him and struck up a conversation.
The uncle revealed to her that he had intended to buy a special meal for his grandchild but couldn’t afford it.
Struck by his words, the kind Malaysian promptly bought him a meal. She told us that she felt that it was her responsibility as a human being to help those in need.
If one has enough rezeki (sustenance/blessings) to share, then one should be generous to others for in our rezeki is the rezeki of others.Raja Farah Sofea via Twitter.
ada nampak pak cik berbangsa cina ni datang kfc naik basikal, pastu terdengar perbualan dia dengan bro kfc tu— Raja Farah Sofea (@RAJAFARAHSOFEA) June 28, 2020
pakcik: dik, rm10 boleh dapat apa ya??
bro kfc: snack plate ada ayam dalam rm16 pakcik.
lepastu pak cik tu beredar pergi ke basikal dia, nak balik la kot pic.twitter.com/NIPN2kYIoR
Farah said that he was initially too shy to take her offer, but when she told him that rezeki shouldnt be denied he accepted her gift with a smile.
This simple gesture and tale of kindness took off on Twitter with over 18,000 retweets at the time of writing with many moved by her generosity.
When u can make others happy, u will be happy too ✨— ? (@niimanlahhh) June 29, 2020
Kita yg baca pun tersenyum. Ini kan pulak dia yg menolong dan uncle jugak yang menerima. Tolong ramaikan manusia seperti ini 🤲🏻— Shukor (@ShukorKort) June 29, 2020
You are such a kind hearted person. May Allah bless you. Thank you for helping the uncle.— nna (@sznsllh) June 30, 2020
Thank you for being kind to the uncle. We should learn this attitude.— Michelle (@MichelleWong25) July 2, 2020
Seriously sis. U bkn buat uncle tu je happy. U buat kiorg semua happy jugak.— ٠ㄹㅅㅂㅍ٠ (@Errensyahhh) June 30, 2020
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