Gestures of love in the time of Covid-19


Loving gestures: (Clockwise from top left) Dr Nik Farzana and her children with Muhammad Haniff, who flashed her a ‘heart’ sign when she drove past the roadblock he was manning. Mazwin with the money bouquet gifted by her husband.

PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on many, but two men showed that love for their wives can be celebrated anytime, anywhere.

Dr Nik Farzana Abdullah, 29, bumped into her policeman husband Mohd Haniff at a roadblock and that chance meeting was enough to cheer her up after a long day at the health clinic in Seberang Jaya, Penang.

Dr Nik Farzana was on her way home to Kulim, Kedah, when she saw a familiar silhouette in police uniform holding up his hands to his chest in the shape of a heart.

“He didn’t expect me to drive through the roadblock he was manning. This is the first time this has happened, and he made that gesture the moment he recognised my car, ” she told MStar.

Dr Nik Farzana said she and her husband had never bumped into each other when they were on duty throughout the MCO period as her husband would be stationed at different locations or sometimes carried out his duties at the police station.

Upon seeing her husband’s gesture, Dr Nik Farzana stopped her car to record the adorable moment.

“I recorded the rare moment when I was stationary to cherish it later and posted it online only when I got home, ” the mother of two said.

She admitted that the pandemic made it difficult for her family to spend quality time together and she had to hire a nanny to take care of the children while she and her husband worked.

In Tawau, Sabah, a businessman surprised his wife with a bouquet made of 290 RM100 notes to celebrate her 29th birthday.

Hamjad Khan Abdul Malik, 32, said his wife had mentioned many times that she would love to receive a bouquet made of banknotes as it was a popular trend.

“Unfortunately, I had to delay giving her such a gift as the conditional MCO really took a toll on my business, ” said the restaurant owner.

But Hamjad was determined to fulfil his wife’s wish and eventually ordered the bouquet on Nov 3.

His wife Mazwin Mijal said she was pleasantly surprised by the gesture because she believed he had forgotten about it.

“I thought it was just flowers. It was so heavy, I needed his help to carry it, ” she said.

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