Her kindness deserves praise
He saw a woman clean an elderly man who had soiled himself in public.
Mr Goh Rong Ren was so moved, he felt others should know about her selfless act of kindness.
That was why the currency trader contacted The New Paper after seeing bedsheet promoter Noriza A. Mansor help a stranger.
Ms Noriza, 49, was working at NTUC FairPrice when she noticed that Mr Tan Soy Yong, 76, had soiled his pants while grocery shopping with his wife.
Instead of avoiding him like everyone else, Ms Noriza helped the couple with their grocery bags and went to the nearby ValuDollar store to buy Mr Tan a new pair of bermuda shorts.
She even used tissue and a pail of water to clean him up.
Said Mr Goh, 32: "It is very important that we show that Singaporeans have heart and conscience.
"It goes a long way towards shaping this national identity that we have been trying so hard to develop and will encourage the rest of us to aspire towards more altruistic behaviour."
The story also tugged at the heartstrings of many others, generating nearly 4,000 likes on TNP's Facebook page.
It went viral online and was picked up by other national dailies.
Mr Goh said he decided to give the $100 Miam Miam voucher he received for calling TNP to Ms Noriza in appreciation of her kind act.
He chose to contact TNP because of its niche for human interest stories, he added.
"It is a very human story so I thought TNP was the right paper to call.
"And true enough, it was done very well. The things written in the report were very close to how I had described the sequence of events."
In a separate incident, reader Audrey Chang, 43, dialled TNP's hotline after she noticed beer kegs that had fallen off a lorry on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
The kegs were strewn across both lanes of the expressway.
The manager in the National University Health System was in a cab on her way to work when she saw the interesting sight.
Ms Chang, who has been reading TNP daily for the past decade, said that she enjoys reading the paper as it has a good selection of interesting articles.
She explained: "I think it is an appropriate mix between a newspaper and a tabloid, so we get interesting articles on top of regular news."
For their tip-offs, these readers will each receive a $100 Miam Miam voucher.
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