Foreigner hailed for helping disabled man


Thank you: Gunasekaran and a screencap of the video of him helping the elderly man. — The Straits Times/ANN

LAND survey assistant Gunasekaran Manikandan was working along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 when he noticed an elderly man who appeared to be visually impaired waiting by the road for a long time to cross it.

“The uncle told me that he wanted to see the doctor so I walked him to the nearest polyclinic, ” said the 26-year-old Indian national from Sivagangai in Tamil Nadu.

To Gunasekaran’s surprise, his act of kindness on April 18 was captured by a witness and went viral on Facebook group Roads.sg. The video has since attracted over 280,000 views.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) posted on Facebook that Assurance, Care and Engagement (Ace) Group officers had tracked down the foreign worker by pinpointing the location using the video.

They then handed him a token of appreciation.

The Ace Group, which was set up late last year as a division under MOM, frequently hands out such goody bags to foreign workers who they spot doing a good turn. — The Straits Times/ANN

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