A video showing a pak cik moved to tears after a couple bought all fresh-cut fruit packets from his stall has gone viral and touched thousands of netizens' hearts
The three-minute long video was shared by netizen Alina Farahin on Facebook last Friday, 19 February.
In the caption of the video, Alina urged Malaysians living near Masjid Tanah, Melaka to support a vendor who sells fresh-cut fruits at the Petron station there.
"This uncle is strong. He stands and sits there until who knows what time just to finish selling his fruits. At an age like his, he shouldn't be working anymore, but this is his only choice to make a living," she wrote.
"I bought all the fruits because I wanted him to go home quickly and rest. He was touched. I'm going back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. I don't know when I can see this uncle again."
"Anyone passing by, please stop by to buy fruits from this uncle. It's not expensive at all. This is the very least we can help," Alina pleaded, adding that the pak cik's stall is located at Petron Masjid Tanah, Melaka.
Speaking to SAYS, Alina said it was her husband who talked to the pak cik and bought all the fruits from him
Not only does the video show Alina's husband paying for the fruits in a lump sum amount, but it also shows him giving the pak cik a bag of rice and other essential goods.
The couple's good deed brought the pak cik to tears. He can be seen wiping away tears from his cheeks as he walks away momentarily to control his emotions.
Under the couple's advice to go home and rest, the video ends with them driving away as the pak cik packs up his stuff and gets ready to leave.
He can be seen waving goodbye to Alina and her husband too.
In the comment section of the video, a netizen who claimed to be the pak cik's daughter said that she has been away from their hometown ever since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was reinstated
Nurul Amierah Zaini revealed that she is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, while her siblings are in Penang. The last time she met her father was in 2020 when interstate travel was allowed.
"It has been a few months since I saw my father, but I often video call and WhatsApp him to check on him," she said.
"We don't let our father work because of his old age, but he insisted to work because he says he is bored at home. Only by working, he can fill up his free time even though we give him allowances every month."
Amierah added that she has been allowed to travel across states and she will bring both her parents to stay with her in Kuala Lumpur.
With that said, she thanked Alina for helping her father out.
At the time of writing, the video has gone viral with over 21,000 shares on Facebook and 19,000 retweets on Twitter
Many netizens said that the video made them cry as it reminded them of their fathers.
"It automatically reminded me of my late father. Alhamdulillah. Prior to his passing six years ago, I told him to stop running his business and just rest at home," one Facebook user said, adding, "Every time I see a pak cik like him, it reminds me of my father. Wishing the pak cik good fortune and everything will be eased."
"I'm easily moved to tears whenever I watch a video like this," a Twitter user said, adding, "If we do good deeds, Allah will bring benevolent people into our lives. I pray for people who love doing charity and endow their wealth for the benefit of others."
Watch the video here.