She has been dubbed “the most polite ah lian”, generating a large amount of buzz both online and offline.
Young people hail her as a hero, while aunties speak of her in hushed tones. On her Facebook wall, various users have posted their support for her.
All these because she gave up her seat to a disgruntled older woman and then stood her ground when the latter continued berating her.
But while she may have become a cause celebre after her run-in with the older woman, whom netizens have dubbed the “priority seat aunty”, the woman, who wanted to be known only Ms Huina, 20, said: “I am no hero. There is nothing for me to be hero about.”