In these trying times, every good deed goes a long way.
A cendol seller from Puchong has earned praises on social media for going out of his way to help a street sweeper pakcik
Continued working in worn out shoes
According to a report by Malay Mail
, the cendol seller by the name of Muhammad Affiruddin Mat Ariff has noticed that a street sweeper has been going about with his daily work for the past three weeks wearing a pair of worn-out shoes.
In fact, the street sweeper, who Muhammad Affiruddin fondly calls 'Uncle', continued working despite having his toes sticking out from his shoes.
The 33-year-old told the news portal that would bump into the Uncle several times near a traffic light in Taman Puchong Permai, but he could not stop his car to have a chat with him.
"The lights had turned green and so I couldn’t wind down the window and ask him about his shoes," he was quoted as saying.
One day, as luck would have it, Muhammad Affiruddin bumped into the Uncle at a petrol station.
"Luckily, I chanced upon him when I went to the petrol station a week ago and I asked his permission to look at his shoes.
"Although they were badly torn, I was able to figure out his shoe size."
A 'birthday' present for Uncle
On 20 June, Muhammad Affiruddin surprised the Uncle with a brand new pair of shoes, much to the shock and delight of the man.
Here's the best part: 20 June was Muhammad Affiruddin's birthday.
"For me, it was a small gesture because it was something I wanted to do for so long, and nothing like doing good on your birthday."
The Uncle told Muhammad Affiruddin that whenever he gets his salary, getting a new pair of shoes was not his first priority as he would use it for his family and house expenditure.
Well, thanks to a kind soul like Muhammad Affiruddin, the Uncle now has a pair of new shoes.
Muhammad Affiruddin shared his experience on Facebook, and it has since gone viral, with many praising him for being so kind-hearted.
Thank you, Muhammad Affiruddin, for restoring our faith in humanity.
During these trying times, we need more kind-hearted people like him.