Over the past few days, netizens have been buzzing about the story of a man known as Azwan Omar (aka Abang Viva Viral)’s heroic act in rescuing victims who were affected by the recent flash flood situation in several states in Malaysia.
For starters, Azwan became the talk of the town soon after several posts of him driving his Perodua Viva while carrying out his mission to rescue the victims went viral on social media. It was later revealed that he only had RM50 pocket money for fuel and food.
After finishing his rescue mission in the Klang Valley area, Azwan – or as netizens call him, Abang Viva – travelled to Pahang to help the flood victims there! Most recently, the man’s act of kindness once again made the headlines after he revealed himself as the guardian of his two nephews after their mother passed away.
In an interview with Utusan, Azwan clarified that the two children seen in the family portrait that went viral online recently were not his. According to him, the two kids pictured in the photo are the sons of his deceased elder sibling. To quote Abang Viva himself, “I’m not married yet, I’m still single. The two children (in the photo) that I’m taking care of are my sister’s children.”
Scrolling through the comments section on social media, many netizens continued to praise his noble personality, especially after discovering more about his life story that many were not aware of. “People used to say what can one do with only RM50 in hand? But this guy just proved that with only RM50, he could save the lives of many,” one TikToker wrote.
For those interested, you can check out the full thread of this unsung hero, compiled by Twitter user @am_juney here:
– Thread Unsung Hero Abang Viva –
1. Nama sebenarnya, Azwan Omar. Travel dari Melaka ke Shah Alam sambil bawa sebuah bot atas bumbung kereta Viva.
2. Bekerja sebagai operator mesin, dia memohon cuti kecemasan daripada majikannya utk selamatkan mangsa banjir di Shah Alam pic.twitter.com/uNR5Xdufki
— 😪 (@am_juney) December 23, 2021