The Malay family plans to cook their neighbour’s favourite rice noodle to return the favour.
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Recently, a Malaysian Chinese family showed what it meant to be a good neighbour with a simple gesture.
The family bought KFC for their Malay neighbour as they could not invite them to a birthday party.
The reason is that they wanted to respect their neighbour’s religious beliefs; non-halal food was served at the birthday party.
The pleasant surprise was shared on social media by TikTok user Eikin Hanipah, the Chinese family’s neighbour.
The posting has since gone viral with more than 2.2 million views.
@eikinhanipah It tooks an effort to do this though and i do appreciate this. Thank youuuu Ah Kit & Family ❤️ nanti i belanja u fried mihun my mom buat yang wife u suka 😁 #satumalaysia #noracistnoproblem #kitahidupamandamai ♬ Эта любовь – Amirchik
Eikin and her family were deeply touched by the simple act and promised to cook the neighbour’s favourite rice noodle to return the favour.
Her sharing was a piece of encouraging news to netizens who also shared their positive experience with neighbours.
They also thanked Eikin for spreading positivity, as it is bad news that usually goes viral.
What Does It Mean To Be A Good Neighbour?
A good neighbour should have high moral principles and respect the other people that live in the community.
A good neighbour will also try to be friendly, available, and approachable to avoid disagreements or to help stop them from turning into serious conflicts.
Indeed, a genuinely great neighbour can be hard to find as all neighbourhoods have their personalities.
Some are more open to socializing, while others are made up of people who prefer to keep to themselves.
Sometimes, things can go awry and become heated because of differing views, misinterpretation of something said, or just because you’re having a bad day.
Being a good neighbour is vital, especially in a multi-racial, multi-cultural setting like Malaysia.
It makes our life in a neighbourhood safer, happier and more fun, and we also tend to have more peace of mind.
Although we can choose our friends but not our neighbours, we must remember that we get what we give.