... wearing a homemade apparatus for protection!
This incident took place at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vaccination centre in Penang where the uncle walked in last Thursday, seemingly oblivious to the stares, whispers, and laughs of others. After getting his vaccination, the staff at the centre were in for a surprise when he handed over a generous donation to them!
"The frontliners have been working very hard. Please buy them lunch", the uncle was quoted as saying.
The staff were taken aback and so overwhelmed by the uncle's act of kindness that they posted about the experience on Facebook. As of the date of this article, the original post has gathered more than 10,000 likes and hundreds of comments in praise of the uncle!
What lesson can we learn from this story? Let us do our utmost to be nice and patient to the elderly and try not to judge them even though they might come across as quirky and eccentric at times. After all, there are many life lessons which we can learn from them!
Photo credit: USM Penang