We all know Kelantan as that east-coast state, bordering Thailand that just loveeeeeeeees their budu (fermented seafood in a bottle),
who are sometimes labelled ‘clannish’ and have their own ‘language’ other Malaysians have difficulty understanding.
Well, it has been steadily trending all over Twitterjaya for about 24 hours now.
Selalu tengok orang sebarkan kebencian seluruh negeri Kelantan kalau ada kes jenayah or isu viral. Tak baik & tak adil lah pukul rata macam tu. Saya percaya ramai kawan-kawan kelantan yang baik. Reply tweet ni dan kongsikan pengalaman baik mereka #KelantanKindness 🥰💛
â€” Ad-Dien (@AdDien90) July 22, 2019
Always see people spreading hate towards Kelantanese, especially if there is any crime or viral issues. Itâ€™s not nice and not fair la like that. I believe a lot of Kelantanese are good people. Reply this tweet and share you experience with any Kelantanese #KelantanKindness.
The hashtag #KelantanKindness OFFICIALLY started trending as early as 6 hours after the first tweet.
Trending tuuu ustaz 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qngapAom5c
â€” Odah🍂 (@nurmawaddah_98) July 22, 2019
Idk about others but sepanjang 21 hidup ni I’ve met with many good people from kelantan. I even grew up with some of them and i can see they are very kind. Stop this stupid racist thingy as if negeri kau tu takdek yg toxic suci baik je semuaaa #KelantanKindness
â€” A. (@naisyahfarhanaa) July 23, 2019
My bestie is kelantanese. She was with me when i was hospitalised. She protects me from anyone who hurts me. She protects me from the men who messed with me. She cares about my health. She brought me to her home when i needed an escape. #KelantanKindness https://t.co/MHgP5jNWWi
â€” yah (@aliyeos_) July 23, 2019
I have cousins who are kelantanese not only are they pretty as heck but they are sooooooo pemurah. My dad is a kelantanese. He usually nags at me bila I asked for money tapi bila bank in tiba2 kasi lebih eh- #KelantanKindness
â€” Afrina. (@AfifahAfrina00) July 23, 2019
Many are supporting his move too.
â€” Syahira Idris (@syahira_idris) July 23, 2019
â€” 10(ten) (@nitafhzs) July 23, 2019
It is so popular that even the UNICEF representative Malaysia, Marianne Clark used the hashtag too!
#Kindness doesnâ€™t cost us anything but itâ€™s contagious and has the power to build happier, healthier societies. Being kind to each other sets the example for children and young people. Letâ€™s make #KelantanKindness #MalaysiaKindness https://t.co/eI5JMLxhOJ
â€” Marianne Clark (@mclarkhattingh) July 23, 2019
FYI to put in context the misery faced by the Kelantanese clan, @AdDien90 shared a Direct Message (DM) he received.
â€” Ad-Dien (@AdDien90) July 23, 2019
In the DM, it was shared how s/he was once so depressed just being Kelantanese because of all the discrimination s/he had to face from colleagues and friends.
It was also disclosed s/he had to even leave social media because s/he couldn’t stand the discrimination.
S/he ended her DM with a thank you and prayed for @AdDien90‘s health and happiness.
#KelantanKindness kinda reminds me of this idiom.
Just bcs some people from the same state did that, satu negeri kena tempelak. No it is wrong. Hate the sins not the sinner.
Keep calm and educate yourself ok ✨
Jangan kerana…. pic.twitter.com/n8nT25JdJs
â€” ✨ (@nxjwxzmi) July 23, 2019
Truly positivity is something that you can easily catch, as intended by @AdDien90.