TikTok user Shafinaz (@clumsydaisyxxxz) shared a video on 2 July showing an elderly worker having his meal alone outside Far East Plaza.
The netizen spoke to MS News and said that she was having her breakfast when she was the elderly man eating alone, spreading peanut butter on his bread.
Feeling pity for the elderly man, Shafinaz then bought a few drinks and some snacks from a convenience store nearby and gave it to the elderly worker.
She said that the man reminded her of her parents as her father works as a cleaner as well, and she said that “i just hope that the least we could do is be nice to them.”
- If you help, just help. Don’t take his picture and broadcast that you helped. Did you ask for permission to post? Have you thought that you could be embarassing him or his children?
- What is so emotionally daunting about eating alone? Or having a simple peanut butter sandwich for bfast? I think there are many of us who enjoy our moments alone without a kaypoh interfering. Know your boundary!
- No need show e whole world u were kind to him in e name of bringing attention to e plight of this uncle. Do good in private. Respect e privacy of e uncle. Its only a small gesture. Does the photo taker even feel proud of his actions?
Editor’s note: My lunchtime I also eat alone leh, does that mean I am pitiful also? lol