Facebook post, Syahrul works at a Panasonic service centre in Johor Bahru and he would return to his hometown in Mersing, Johor every weekend to visit his elderly mother. Source: Facebook Last Friday, July 13, he went back to Mersing with his neighbour as usual, but this time he had only RM12 in his wallet. He spent RM7 on cigarettes and teh tarik. That purchase left him with only RM5, but it was nothing to him as he has gotten used to this kind of financial difficulty.
“I spent two days (Saturday and Sunday) in my kampung and I left my wallet in the clutch bag placed on the shelf. For two days, I didn’t touch my wallet at all. “When I was at home, my mother suddenly opened up to me and said, ‘I don’t have money to give you for your trip back to Johor Bahru’. I didn’t ask money from her nor did I tell her that I was broke. I knew she was in a tight situation with only RM20 left to buy food.”It is learned that Syahrul’s father couldn’t do much help to the family as he has his own financial problems to deal with. Come Monday (July 16) morning, Syahrul woke up at 6 am to travel back to JB with his neighbour to work. By that time his mother had already prepared food for him to take away although he didn’t request for it.
“After I sat down at my desk, I decided to check my clutch bag to see if my wallet was in there. Luckily the wallet was there, but it felt heavier, so I opened it to have a look. “I wanted to cry so badly but I was holding back my tears. My mother had put nine pieces of RM1 notes and a few coins in my wallet. I was so touched because even though my mother was going through tough times, she was still willing to help me. I don’t know when she put the money in but I felt guilty. “Thanks a lot, mum. I love you so much.”Source: Facebook He ended his post by advising youngsters to love and spend time with their parents while they still can. The post has been shared for over 1,800 times as netizens were touched by the mother’s love for Syahrul. Several netizens shared their similar personal experience in the comment section while others advised him to quit smoking since he isn’t earning much. Kudos to Syahrul for visiting his mother on a weekly basis as not every working young adult does that nowadays. Give your parents a big hug and tell them how much you love and appreciate them when you get off work later. If you are living far away from your parents, give them a call, ask about their day or have they eaten. (Source: Facebook / WOB)