A tale of compassion

It’s not often that we come across stories that hits and brings tears. However, with the pandemic coming along it’s only natural to not come across stories as such as often but fortunately compassionate stores still do come through.

The news earlier this March about a Form 5 teacher who organised an extra class to help her students with their SPM examination was both heart-warming and breaking as only one student showed up to the class.

The teacher’s son Ammar took the story to twitter where it got more than 26,300 retweets and 41,600 likes and comments sympathising with the teacher. Ammar also did say that he was disappointed as his mother’s effort went unnoticed but they decided to think of the best of the situation since Malaysians are also wary and cautious during this pandemic. 

Simplest things brings the most meaning 

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Mona Chin, a 78 year old veteran nurse with a passion for helping people through a free clinic where they’re provided with free medication and consultation aimed for the poor and needy population. The free clinic that Chin invests her time in is run by non-profit organisation HOPE Worldwide Malaysia. 

Admirably, Chin sees the society the way it should be seen, not just focusing on one social class but as a whole. Understanding that there are struggles that people go through daily, whether it being financial woes to emotional turmoil. 

“But there is also hope & compassion. Sometimes, all it takes is a little love and kindness to encourage and build up others. Big or small, we all can do something to teach what is good,” she said to TRP.

It’s the efforts and compassion in these individuals that are truly the life changing ones. From a simple extra class as Ammar’s mother did for her students to fulfil her role and wants of her students to Chin’s endeavours in aiding the poor and needy in medical care.

Their efforts to make Malaysia a better place is admirable nonetheless even if things don’t necessarily go according to how it was planned.