Foreign worker goes extra mile to return lost mobile phone

He found a mobile phone in a toilet cubicle in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and waited at the spot for 30 minutes, hoping someone would return to claim it.

Mr Karunanith Satish Kumar, 26, who cleans high-rise buildings, was worried the owner would be anxious.

When no one turned up, he kept it aside with the intention of handing it over to the MBS management after his shift.

Hours later, when he was done working for the day, he took out the phone and realised there were several missed calls.

Mr Satish called the number, which belonged to Mr Gary Koh, the father of the boy who had lost the mobile phone.

Mr Koh, 45, said he had taken his 10-year-old son to MBS for a musical earlier that day, but it was only much later that the boy realised he had lost his phone.

When his calls went unanswered, the counsellor thought that was it – until he received a call from Mr Satish, who arranged to meet him at the Helix Bridge.

Grateful to get the mobile phone back, Mr Koh prepared a token of appreciation, but Mr Satish declined to accept it.

Mr Koh told Lianhe Wanbao: “He did not expect any reward from me and even apologised for not contacting me earlier.”

Mr Satish, who is from a remote town in Tamil Nadu, in India, said he was happy he could return the mobile phone to its rightful owner.

While he hopes to earn more money to provide a better life for his elderly parents and younger brother, who works as a farmer, he felt it was important to make a living through honest means.

“If I kept the money, then it would not be considered a good deed,” he told the Chinese evening daily.

Mr Satish picked Metta Welfare Association, an organisation that caters to children with mild autism and low-income families, as his preferred charity.

 

Articles translated by Elaine Lee

Published by The New Paper

Dec 26, 2016 06:00 am

http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/foreign-worker-goes-extra-mile-return-lost-mobile-phone

Advertisements

发表评论

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / 更改 )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / 更改 )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / 更改 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / 更改 )

Connecting to %s

%d 博主赞过: