This guy provides money to elderlies who eat leftover food!
Mr Gilbert Goh recently took to Facebook to share an encounter he had with an elderly uncle at Waterloo Street. According to Gilbert’s post, this elderly uncle eats leftover food whenever he does not have the money to get his own food.
Gilbert shared that this uncle is a fan of the soya bean drink and he once saw the latter sipped on leftover cups before. This elderly uncle was not the only “elderly leftover-food-eater” Gilbert saw. He said, “Several of these elderly folks have eaten leftover food for many years at hawker centre and it has become a survival instinct for them.”
As Gilbert had been providing $50 to these elderlies at Waterloo Street each week, the uncle was really glad to see him as that meant he could finally fill his stomach with proper food. He asserted that he will continue to look out for these elderlies by handing out $200 to them per month.
Upon seeing his post, netizens have soon come forward to extend their help of wanting to make a monthly contribution. Gilbert also asked Singaporeans to let him know if they know of any elderly who eat leftover food and need financial help.
Given that Gilbert does not know these elderlies personally yet went out of his way to help them shows that there is compassion in all of us. Many people are struggling due to the pandemic, so it is heartwarming to see people stepping up to help those who need help.
Kindness costs nothing, but it could mean everything to these elderlies out there!
“Several of these elderly folks have eaten leftover food for many years at hawker centre and it has become a survival instinct for them.”