The young boy showed age is also not a barrier to help others in need.
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The heavy floods in several parts of Malaysia have shown many people from all walks of life helping each other.
A man popularly known as Abang Viva drove all the way from Melaka to Shah Alam with just a boat on his humble Perodua Viva to help the flood victims.
People also helped to clean up places of worship regardless of their different faiths and beliefs, which warmed many hearts during the trying times.
Recently, a young boy showed how one’s age isn’t a barrier to helping others too.
Twitter user @nurassyaheera uploaded several pictures showing volunteers helping flood victims. She even highlighted the youngest volunteer to chip in.
Age is not a barrier. Kudos to the youngest volunteer.Twitter user @nurassyaheera wrote in the caption.
Usia bukan penghalang.— usheer (@nurassyaheera) December 28, 2021
Terbaik sukarelawan paling muda👍 pic.twitter.com/kQRrDQePrM
The photo showed a young boy wearing a red t-shirt belonging to a volunteer group and yellow rubber boots.
In the other photos, he could be seen cleaning and shovelling mud into a wheelbarrow from the houses of flood victims.
Twitter user @nurassyaheera told World of Buzz that the boy is a friend’s nephew who initially posted the photos on Facebook.
Netizens sang praises but also voiced their concerns
Netizens praised the boy and his parents for raising him well. A few even asked for parenting tips from his parents.
Adik… Semoga adik jadi contoh yg baik buat kawan-kawan ikot perkara baik yg adik buat ni. Anak-anak akak kata adik sangat baik. 💕 Semoga sukarelawan yg berada di sana semuanya dipermudahkan urusan dan serta mangsa banjir juga dilindungi.— mass.mznh (@Sepeett1) December 28, 2021
May god always bless this small kiddo for his warm good heart, may god bless him with health and wealth!— Love, Patrick (@LovePatrick89) December 28, 2021
Bila tengok kanak2 yang macam ni, selalu tertanya, macam mana family dia didik dia. Anyone can give me some tips on how to be a parent?— ฅ’ω’ฅ (@_JannahKhalid) December 29, 2021
Despite all the praises, there are some who expressed their worries too. They’re worried that the boy is exposed to all the filth in the floodwater.
Good that the kid wants to volunteer, but he’s being exposed to the filth of the flood water. I hope he’s had his shots. https://t.co/DwJmTHac1i— 🏴 historia vulgari 💀 (@TheVenusDarling) December 29, 2021
Netizens also advised him to take precautions and to be careful. They also reminded him to ask for help from the adults if the tasks are difficult.
Hati² ye dik kalau yg bahaya n sukar tu suruh org dewasa buat.Moga menjadi ank yg soleh dan di limpahi rezeki.Jika ank asyik main game dan kata bosan cuti sek nie tak tahu nak buat apa elok hantar dia org jadi sukarelawan bersihkan lumpur bukan sukarelawan bersihkan taik cicak.— 🍪 oh gadis cake 🍰 (@GRLSH3QDO1T) December 28, 2021
Although it’s great to see the young boy wanting to help, another netizen said it’s also child labour.
Literally child labour. https://t.co/CUmv1hGouK— new year new mieks (@m_iekks) December 29, 2021
According to a tweet, the young boy has been following his dad to do volunteering work since he was young.
His father wants him to learn how to give back to society when he grows up.
Dari kecik ayah memang bawak ikut buat kerja sukarelawan jabatan amal. Ayah nak dedahkan supaya bila dah besar tahu berbakti dengan orang. Dah besar memang join sukarelawan dan tak pernah rasa menyesal 😊 https://t.co/DYJ0M4TqST— عزة رازيب 👩🔬🇵🇸 (@takahashihaikyu) December 30, 2021
Keep up the good work, young man!