I WAS at Seremban’s Rasah Jaya market buying meat from a stall run by a Chinese man. As I took out my wallet, a RM20 note fell out and dropped into a small drain blocked with thin poles. The drain was not deep but I couldn’t reach the money and I couldn’t lift the poles off. I gave up and paid the meat seller, mentioning my bad luck in passing.
I had not meant to ask him for help so I was honestly shocked when he went about searching for something to retrieve the note with. He spoke in Chinese to the other stall owners and finally found something; within seconds he had retrieved the money.
I thanked him profusely and walked out thinking, God there are still some nice, kind people in this world. RM20 is not a big sum of money but the kindness shown was more than money can buy.
Thank God for the kind souls who break down prejudice and give hope to others, irrespective of race and colour.
Happy Malaysia Day!