Kind stranger in S’pore drives blind man to work at 5am as he couldn’t get a cab
Faith in humanity restored.
In a Facebook post on Feb. 9, one Fahmi Bai Achmad wrote about a meaningful encounter he had with a blind man known as Uncle Chong.
The heartfelt post was written in the form of a long poem.
Decided to give blind man a lift
According to Fahmi’s post, here’s a summary of what happened:
- Fahmi was driving at 5am on Feb. 8 when he saw Uncle Chong trying to get a cab at the side of the road.
- As he came to a halt, he realised that Uncle Chong is blind as he was holding on to a white cane.
- Uncle Chong asked if it was a taxi.
- Fahmi said it isn’t, however, he offered to send the uncle to his destination.
- Uncle Chong politely refused as he didn’t want to “disturb” Fahmi.
- The elderly man apologised profusely for inconveniencing Fahmi, but Fahmi insisted that he was “free”.
Going to work as a masseuse
During their conversation in the car, Fahmi learned that Uncle Chong is currently working as a masseuse.
When they met at 5am, Uncle Chong was on his way to work at Telok Blangah Heights.
Uncle Chong, who has been blind since he was a baby, shared that it can be hard for him to get a taxi sometimes.
Thankfully, he met Fahmi that day.
In response to Fahmi’s post, many comments commended him for his kind gesture:
And at least one person acknowledged his poetry skills.
You can read the full post here:
Top image from Fahmi Bai Achmad’s Facebook page