We pulled over to check on him, while leaving our kids and maid inside the car. We knew the passers-by might think we knock him down. However, we did not have the heart to leave him lying helplessly by the road. We repeatedly asked him whether he wanted to go clinic but he said he wanted to go home. After a while, we realized he might be short of cash. We offered to pay for him and he then agreed to let us drive him to the clinic.
The clinic nurse cleaned his wounds and the doctor gave him a jab & some pills which cost RM98. When we reached his hostel, this young security guard from Sabah who was only 5 years older than my boy thanked us with a “terima kasih” . He did not offer to pay us back and I did not expect that either. Just a month ago, he was knocked down by a car but that driver just sped off! HOW I DESPISE SUCH IRRESPONSIBLE DRIVER!
Many years ago my girlfriend and I were helped by a kindhearted Pakcik when our motorbike broke down at night. He helped us to fix the spark plug and that enabled us to go back to our hostel safely. I was forever grateful to that unsung hero.
Being a young student at that time, the only thing I could do was kept thanking him for his help. Now, I'm glad that young motorcyclist gave me a chance to help him. I hope one day he'll also "pay it forward" by lending a helping hand to others in need.