Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Link to article : 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/nsf-holds-umbrella-for-elderly-caught-in-rain-while-waiting-for-cab
Article name : Soldier holds umbrella for elderly man who was caught in the rain while waiting for cab
Published date : 4 August 2015


This article is about a kind soldier, Chritstopher Ang, sheltering an elderly man,who did not have an umbrella with him, from the rain. At that time, which was Monday morning, the elderly man was waiting for a taxi to take him to Changi General Hospital for a medical appointment. He is a retiree who suffered from a stroke 15 years ago which impaired his movement and affected his speech. The soldier was even patient and kind enough to wait for 20 minutes till the elderly was able to hail a taxi. Later the day, a photograph of this kind act was posted on Shin Min's Facebook page and it garnered nearly 1500 likes from netizens. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) also saluted the soldier for his act of kindness on their Facebook page on Tuesday. 

As the writer did not express his point of view, I will talk about mine instead. I strongly agree with the actions of the soldier, Chritstopher Ang. Despite him being able to just ignore and walk away when he realise about the situation, he went the extra mile to help instead. This is very commendable since in order to help the elderly man, he was willing to sacrifice 20 minutes of his time. With the fast paced society currently, many people often just mind their own business, ignoring the fact that others might need their help. Thus, this can also act as a great example to show others what is the right thing they should do.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your point of view that his actions are commendable. Nowadays,many people do not want to help others when they see that they are in need. His actions shed a very good light on himself as well as the army. All around us, people are being pulled along by the fast pace of life and few people often stop to take a look around us. Truly, what this soldier have done is commendable.

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