Teenagers walked 6km to send cardboard collector uncle home in Yishun

The uncle had approached them for help.

By Mandy How | March 6, 2018

Hearing about a kind deed — even on the internet — can make our day just a little better.

Like an incident where a couple of teenagers walked a cardboard collector home after the latter had lost his way.

The good samaritan himself then shared his experience to Facebook group Love Cycling SG:

Dear LCSG, tonight at Yishun Dam me and some friends were were approached by a cardboard collector who had lost the way back to Yishun. Using my phone, he called his wife…who did not pick up. Unwilling to let him wander and starve all night, me and my friend Kwek Jun Yuan (who took this photo) walked 6km slowly to get him and his goods home to Yishun.

May he ride safe always, and remember the love of fellow cyclists and the true spirit of the Loop.

It was a good 6km. No mean feat, to be sure.

The incident even made it to Shin Min Daily News, who reported that it happened on the night of Feb. 28.

The cardboard collector had approached the boys, aged 17 and 19, and asked them for help.

It took them around two hours to send the elderly man home.

At time of writing, the Facebook post had more than 700 likes, 30 shares, and 50 comments.

Most of the comments praised Ang and his friend for their actions:

Nice to see teenagers up to some good.


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