TTSH cafe staff gives crying med student a free coffee, now a doctor, she returns to thank him 1 year later


Siti Hawa | May 07, 2021, 03:37 PM

A man working at The Living Well, a cafe at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), took to Facebook on May 5 to share a heartwarming story.

The man, Bruce Mathieu, recounted how a young female doctor approached him on Tuesday (May 4), to thank him for his act of kindness a year ago.

Offered her coffee

According to Mathieu, she had visited the cafe last year when she was still a student in medical school.

She explained that after Mathieu had spotted her crying, he went over to offer her a cup of coffee and asked if everything was alright.

In response, the then medical student said that she was "having a very bad day".

This is what she said:

"I don't know if you remember me but i was here last year when i was still a student in medical (school). Anyway, there was once you saw me standing over there crying. You came over, gave me a cup of free coffee and asked if everything was alright. I told you i was having a very bad day."

Now a doctor

The medical student, now a doctor, decided to return a year later to thank him for the coffee.

Pointing to her name tag, she also revealed that she has since graduated and is now working as a doctor at TTSH.

Though Mathieu can't recall her name, he is confident that she will be back at the cafe soon.

His takeaway from this incident? Don't underestimate what a simple cup of coffee (and an act of kindess) can do.

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