Kind stranger in S’pore drives blind man to work at 5am as he couldn’t get a cab

Faith in humanity restored.

Fasiha Nazren | February 11, 2019 @ 04:54 pm


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”.
Photo via Fahmi’s Facebook post.

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.

Photo from Fahmi Bai Achmad’s Facebook page

Singaporeans applaud

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

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