Since young, we’ve always been taught to be respectful to the elderly. Unfortunately, a recent episode that supposedly happened in Malaysia left us heartbroken.
A video went viral on TikTok this week, featuring an elderly man who got banned from entering a local shopping complex by a security guard.
According to the TikToker known as @fidarosly, she saw the uncle outside the entrance when she was about to enter the mall. Upon seeing his sad expression, she approached the man and asked him why he was standing there all alone. The uncle told her that the security guard had refused to let him in.
Additionally, the senior citizen also informed Fida that he lives alone and came to the shopping mall by bus. It was later revealed that he travelled all the way to the mall just to have a meal at his favourite restaurant. After hearing the man’s confession, Fida then proceeded to talk to the security guard.
Why did the guard not allow the man to enter the building, you ask? As shared by Fida herself, the man wasn’t permitted to enter the mall as no one was monitoring him at that time. Plus, they didn’t want to deal with extra trouble if something happened to the elderly man.
After he was finally allowed to enter the mall, the woman accompanied the uncle to the elevator. At the same time, she also managed to hand over some cash for him to spend. “Stay strong and healthy, uncle. Take care. 🥺❤️,” Fida wrote on her post.
Scrolling through the comments, it’s no surprise that a lot of netizens were sympathetic towards the uncle. Apart from that, there were also some who vented their anger towards the guard on duty and slammed them over their unreasonable excuse for not letting him in. Others also praised Fida for her thoughtful action in lending a hand to the man.
To quote one commentator on social media, “We could hardly imagine our family members experiencing the same situation. 😢”