A man in a wheelchair was seen rolling backwards on the road under the rain along Novena and calling out for help, when a driver stopped his car and alighted to help the poor man out.
A netizen on TikTok, @tdn_dennis shared a video of the heartwarming sight that happened in Novena about a week ago, showing the wheelchair bound man rolling down the road backwards with his feet.
He was seen with a few plastic bags and items hanging off his wheelchair, and was gesturing by raising his arm in the air and calling out for help.
And although the road wasn’t busy at the time, vehicles were still wheezing past the wheelchair user, who was in a pretty precarious situation.
In the next part of the video, the driver of a white car then stopped his vehicle a short distance ahead of the wheelchair user beside a bus stop, before alighting from his vehicle.
He then alighted from his car and went forwards to help the man on the wheelchair, helping to push him towards his car.
Some netizens commended the driver for helping the man, although others commented that they have chanced upon the wheelchair bound man before, who allegedly asked them for money.
- Bus-stop passengers sitting just see without offering any help just waiting an accident to happen in front of them.. Awesome to that driver for the kind help
- Thank you for capturing this really wonderful moment! Blessed young man !
- It’s very rare to see the rich elite being so kind and helpful to the less fortunate cause we always see them being arrogant and entitled. Bravo to you kind sir.
- i helped him before. he was pushing a ntuc push cart and wanted me to push him ahead, i agreed. but he insisted that i push him onto the road instead
- saw him at the exact location he asked me to donate him money i told him i don’t carry cash but he kept on pestering me for cash i told him maybe …
- Doesn’t matter if he does this all the time. Can help, please help. coz we are all in a better place and position than him.
@tdn_dennis Thanks for stopping & helping the old man! 👍🏻SLE9622C Happened at Novena. #singapore #tiktoksg #singapore #sg ♬ Somewhere Only We Know – Gustixa