"You Are My Angel" - Injured Man Praises M'sian Kid Who Helped Him While Travelling To KL
One small random act of kindness is often enough to make someone feel better, happier.
That is why this story about this Malaysian kid is all the more fascinating because his repeated acts of kindness have left many people brimming with pride.
An inspiring story about a Malaysian kid shared on Facebook recently left many netizens feeling warm and fuzzy as they learned about how the 13-year-old demonstrated what it's like to be kind and to expect nothing in return.
The incident was shared by Facebook user Ady Sacol on 9 March, as he recounted his experience as the recipient of the kindness shown by a boy that he met for the first time at the Phuket International Airport.
"Everyone let me introduce to you Sean."
Sacol was alone and he was enduring so much pain because he had gotten into a motorcycle accident just hours before his flight to Kuala Lumpur from Phuket.
It was at the boarding gate that Sacol met Sean Tee, who was on the same flight as him.
The operations manager at IBEX Global Philippines said that Sean was in Phuket to participate in a basketball competition. However, Sean had to return to Kuala Lumpur because his grandfather passed away.
"Sean was sitting beside me on our boarding gate and I think he knew I was injured because I was on a wheelchair (other than my obvious no bandage-swollen-reddish-full of blood wound on my knee and foot)," Sacol wrote in his post.
Their encounter at the boarding gate was only the beginning of how the boy cared for the injured man throughout the entire trip
As they sat next to each other at the boarding gate, Sean asked Sacol if he was hungry and offered to buy him some food. Sean even insisted to treat him.
"I was trying to get my wallet but Sean insisted that he will be paying for it," Sacol said.
When the passengers were informed of a boarding gate change, Sean accompanied Sacol. He carried Sacol's 15kg backpack as they took a 15-minute walk from gate four to 14.
"He also accompanied me on the special vehicle used to transport disable passenger to the aircraft," Sacol added.
Even when they arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), Sean continued to look after Sacol
According to Sacol, there was no wheelchair available when they arrived at KLIA so Sean continued to carry Sacol's 15kg backpack and looked after him "like his own brother or uncle, or his best friend" to the best of the young boy's ability until the airport buggy arrived.
"But the buggy will only transport me on the third floor, so we need to use the lift to go down. Unfortunately, no buggy nor a wheelchair is available as well on the second floor," Sacol wrote.
The quick-witted Sean then told Sacol to sit down on a cart, as the former pushed Sacol all the way to the immigration office counter.
They finally went their separate ways since there were separate lanes for Malaysian and foreign passport holders at the immigration area.
Just when Sacol thought he had seen the last of Sean, the boy appeared again with a cold juice
"I already said my, 'thank you' and told Sean how grateful I am with his help but after I was done and went outside, Sean was waiting still, brought a cold juice for me."
Sean continued to help Sacol in the little ways he can - from getting the the luggage from the conveyor belt to helping Sacol push the cart.
Even when his driver arrived, the boy still wouldn't leave Sacol.
"He still insisted to let his driver helped me but I declined as I received too much help from him already."
Sacol was extremely grateful for Sean's kindness and generosity. He said that their encounter was not mere "coincidence".
"Sean, remember the Philippine money I gave you which I wrote something on it?
"I said the money doesn't have a value at all, it's the message that is more precious and priceless. Keep it as a simple remembrance of our very short but memorable time together," Sacol wrote.
"This wasn't a coincidence. You are my angel and I can't thank you enough for your kindness and generosity. You are a treasure to your family and friends. I will always remember you for the rest of my life."
Kudos, Sean! You're truly a gem!
Last week, a recyclable material collector in Perak was commended by the police for his act of honesty: