BY: Michelle Liew
With the vaccination phase a roll, there have been many touching stories detailing the ongoing acts of kindness. This man in Penang, however, caught the attention of many with his unusual appearance.
A Facebook post by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) went viral after it shared how a man showed up for his vaccination appointment with a plastic bag covering his head on campus yesterday on July 8.
The post highlighted that the man became the centre of attention the moment he walked in, earning laughs and stares from the public.
The post read, “Appreciate good people, they are hard to come by. This uncle came for vaccination at USM PPV today, looking a little bizarre. He arrived by taxi. He sure did attract the crowd and we can hear whispers and sarcastic laughs from the public.”
However, what drew even greater attention was that after receiving his dose, the man proceeded to walk over to the secretariat on duty and passed him a stack of RM50 notes!
Appreciate good people, they are hard to come by. This uncle came for vaccination at USM PPV today, looking a little…
It is apparent that the man’s gesture was nothing but an act of kindness and appreciation. He urged that the money be used to buy lunch for the staff at the vaccination centre.
The man stated that “The frontliners have been working very hard. Please buy them lunch.”
“He then left and can be seen easing himself into the same taxi that brought him there. He stunned us with his generosity and humanity,” the post continued.
Indeed a grand entrance to the PPV and an even grand exit!
With the rise of cases daily, the frontliners have been going through a tough time making sure everyone gets the proper treatment and that the vaccination process goes smoothly. It is by no means an easy task considering that the staff spend long hours away from their family and having barely enough time to eat or rest.
Netizens applauded the man’s gesture and held it as a reminder that while the vaccination is ultimately for the benefit of ourselves, we must not forget the hardship frontliners have to go through to ensure our health and safety are well taken care of.