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儿病女无法自理夫失智 女邻居成老妇信托基金指定关护人

两扇白天总是敞开的大门,还有好邻居林苏珊一家炽热的心,打通了隔着一堵墙的两个家庭,为陷入困境的老妇带来希望。(林泽锐摄)

儿子长期住精神病院,跟自己同住的女儿生活无法自理,丈夫也开始出现失智,一名七旬老妇原本还很担心自己不在后,女儿无处可去。

就在这个时候,住在她隔壁的女邻居,毅然站出来成为她的遗嘱执行人,以及信托基金的指定关护人,帮助她安排身后事。

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700同事“捐”假期 让单亲爸照顾癌儿

德国黑森林一间设计公司的700多名员工主动加班累积408个工作天,就是为了让一名同事安心请假照顾患癌的儿子,助人精神让人为之动容。

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Helping Neighbours without expecting reward

The scene of their mother sweeping away stagnant rainwater along the common corridor is a familiar sight to them.

After all, they grew up watching Madam Zulaika, who has been living in Circuit Road for more than 50 years, doing that each time it rained.

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快捷班好友帮助下 男生年年考第一

罗宗暐(右)在好友彭凯斌(左)和老师江祯慧等的帮助下,克服困难成为模范学生。(图 / 受访者提供)

男生上中学才开窍,更“跨源流”认识念快捷班的好友,在好友帮助下年年考第一,从普通(工艺)转念普通(学术)源流,继续名列前茅。

今年是N水准会考年,男生的父亲却意外跌倒而入院,至今以轮椅代步,更无法工作。男生受打击而变坏,幸好再次遇贵人,在有爱心的英文老师调教下重新振作,成为模范学生。

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He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.

Spencer Sleyon, a 22-year-old rapper and producer from East Harlem, and his friends were going around the room in October, talking about who their closest friends were.

When it was his turn, he said: “My best friend is an 81-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida.”

To be clear, he was exaggerating. They weren’t quite best friends. But she was a friend, and the joke set off a chain of events that led to his flying to Palm Beach to actually meet Rosalind Guttman, the woman he had known only through the Words With Friends game on his phone.

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A boy, the 83-year-old loner, and the unlikely friendship that changed them both

Grandfather Bill Teoh, a self-professed loner with little patience for the ignorant and a disdain for youngsters, could easily be typecast as a grumpy old man. The last time he spoke to a teenager was years ago, he confesses.

He grumbles about those he sees frequent a LAN gaming shop opposite the comic book store he owns.

“They pay S$10 for 24 hours, they can stay there the whole day,” he complains, arguing that they should be spending their time reading instead. “I feel sorry for the future of Singapore. These young people are out of control.”

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Tar Pau Uncle in Holland Close

Mr Freddie Soh has been offering his tar pau service at Holland Close for four decades, and caters to more than 100 residents daily. ST PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO

Every morning, residents of Holland Close are greeted with a scrumptious spread of hawker food for their breakfast, ranging from steaming boxes of porridge to freshly made nasi lemak to kuehs.

The food items are not on display at a hawker centre though, but are for sale from a table placed outside a hardware store at Block 31.

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