A RESTAURANT owner has won over an initially sceptical netizen with his generosity of spirit. Facebook user Byran King was curious and cynical about the intentions of a restaurant in Melaka that purported to offer free meals to those facing financial difficulties.
Deciding to see whether it was just a clever marketing ploy, Byran who had just moved to the state, decided to check it out for himself.
While paying a visit to the restaurant in Kota Laksamana, Byran asked for the free meal that was advertised on the board outside. He was promptly served a plate of nasi lemak with the restaurant owner offering to grill him extra chicken skewers as there were no other customers at the time. The proprietor even assured the cynical netizen that the sambal would not be spicy.
Byran was still suspicious but was then told he could leave after he finished his meal underscoring that the meal was indeed free of charge.
The poster said he was almost moved to tears by this act of generosity. He left a RM20 note on the table but was chased down by the proprietor, who assured him that it was a small gesture for him to help those in need.
Shared on a Melaka community page group on Facebook, King’s story drew plenty of positive comments from netizens. Many chose to show their approval of the kind-hearted restaurateur with simple emojis.
Suffice to say, the good samaritan can expect an upturn in business as many netizens have been sharing posts stating they will support his business, indirectly contributing to his efforts to help those in need.
It is a heartwarming story at a time when so many Malaysians seem so consumed by the rat race that there are still people with a deep sense of empathy.
Well done to the restaurant owner and may he reap the benefits of his kind gesture. – Jan 14, 2023