"He Turned Back To Help Me" — Driver Pays Toll Fare For Another Man Whose Card Didn't Work
After being lent a card by the driver behind him, the man reversed and returned the card to the owner so he could pass the toll booth as well.
Kindness goes a long way for people who need it, especially for Malaysians who are used to taking care of each other in crucial times
A recent video has been making waves across Facebook after it was shared to the local community group 我们是马来西亚人 We are Malaysians.
The 41-second clip, which was taken from dashcam footage on 1 June 2019, showed the driver of a Perodua Kancil who faced a bit of a problem after he couldn't tap his card at a toll booth somewhere in the country.
Unable to pay the fare and make his way through the stop, the man begins to reverse his car out of the booth. Before he can do that, the driver of the dashcam footage, who was one car behind the Kancil, comes out to give him his own card to tap on the scanner.
The driver of the Kancil then proceeded to pay his toll and move past the barrier. However, he then reverses he car and returns the card to the driver who lent it to him. The video ends with the driver of the dashcam footage paying his toll fare too, before both cars drive off.
Going viral on the platform, a plethora of people who came across the post commented how touched they were by the driver of the dashcam footage for helping the man in front of him
"One of the best things I have seen in my life," wrote one user, while another person said that this truly exemplifies the meaning of 'One Malaysia'.
Another person also praised the driver for showing kindness and compassion, saying that the world needs more people like them.
However, there were a number of people who warned other drivers against doing the same thing, saying that a single Touch 'n Go card cannot be scanned at a toll fare twice
"It happened to me one time when I tried to use my card and it turned out, I couldn't tap it twice. The only difference in my situation was that the driver drove off without looking back, so in the end, it was me who was stuck," one Facebook user shared.
Nevertheless, there was no stipulation as to what kind of card was used in the video at the toll booth, as both drivers clearly got through the barrier with one card.
One of the most fruitful comment of the bunch came from a user who praised the Perodua Kancil driver for looking back to help the person who helped him first.
"Well done, Kancil. At least you looked back in the mirror and saw the one who helped you when you were stuck and needed help," they wrote.
Last year, one Singaporean captured the moment where a bus captain went above and beyond his duties to shade his passengers when arriving at a station in Tampines:
If you didn't know, you can be charged a penalty fee if you mix toll payment systems on the highway: