A video detailing a policeman’s random act of kindness towards an immigrant boy has gone viral on social media. The policeman, who was off duty at the time, is known as 20-year-old Mohd Shafiq Harun and the video was recorded by his girlfriend, Qkhazatul Ayuni Abdul Razak.
The clip went viral after it was picked up by Raja Mohd Shahrim, gaining more than 2 million views and over 40,000 shares.
On Monday (14th November) night, Shafiq parked his car at a a petrol station in Bandar Baru Ampang. When he got down his car, he noticed an immigrant boy picking out tin cans from the garbage bin behind his car. The video shows Shafiq, who wasn’t aware that he was being videoed, walking towards the boy, handing him a bag of food and drinks.
In speaking with Harian Metro, he sadi, “He doesn’t understand Bahasa Malaysia, but I told him to wait for before I went into the store to buy some bread, biscuit, and drinks for him,” before adding, “My dad told him that to live a happy life, we have to spend money and not collect it. It meant that we have to always help the less fortunate”.
Many netizens who watched the video lauded Shafiq, leaving encouraging words and praises on Facebook. One user known as Faiz wrote, “Sincerity is the most important thing, bro. May god bless you. Good luck in life”.
Thank you for inspiring us to be kind and sincere, Shafiq. You are a hero :)
In the wise words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fibre of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough”.