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Image Source: Facebook / Aaron Rylan

Lamborghini driver shows unreserved kindness to young boy

Shocked that a young cyclist had used his car as a stunt ramp, Mr Aaron Rylan uploaded a dashcam video capturing the incident onto Facebook. The clip promptly went viral, with netizens roundly condemning the teenager’s actions. However, in a happy ending, 15-year-old Izzadnaff Abdul Qusyairl contacted Mr Rylan to apologise for his actions, with the latter graciously agreeing to close the matter amicably. Rather than escalate the matter, Mr Rylan even called for calm on Facebook, beseeching netizens to treat the family of Izzadnaff with respect.

 

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Community raises $280,000 to help build temporary wet market in Jurong West after fire

In the aftermath of the fire that destroyed a 30-year-old wet market in Jurong West, stall vendors of the market and coffee shops became jobless overnight. To help these stranded vendors relocate to a temporary wet market nearby while a new market is being built, ground-up initiatives and fundraising efforts have managed to secure $280,000 in support of the initiative. While still short of the $600,000 target, more from around the community are continuing to come forward to chip in.

 

KFC cashier at NTU writes 50 notes a day to students

At Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) KFC outlet, its students are showered with short handwritten notes by a 62-year-old cashier. Noticing that the students appeared stressed, Mr. Philip Chong thought they could do with some encouragement. He hands out about 50 of these notes a day, and finds the deed reciprocated by cheerier and thankful students.

 

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Celebrating our everyday transport heroes

Despite the difficulties our transport system has faced in recent years, the service staff of the various transport companies have made a difference to countless commuters with their thoughtfulness and good service. At Transport Gold Awards 2016, a total of 419 transport staff were awarded for going beyond the call of duty for their passengers. Notably, train captain Goh Kim Han was lauded for his initiative to carry an elderly passenger on his back, helping to bring him to safety during the evacuation of a train that had broken down.

 

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Image Source: Facebook / Tan Chin Fan

Good samaritan leaves note on car owner’s windscreen

Few things could aggravate a driver more than to have someone else damage his car without any means to pursue compensation. As such, when Facebook user Tan Chin Fan returned to his car to find its front bumped, it was a silver lining that a good Samaritan had witnessed the incident and made the effort to note down details of the runaway vehicle while offering to serve as a witness.