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TikTok personality @mingweirocks, or Ng Ming Wei, tipped 10 taxi drivers for S $ 500 each from their own pocket, amassing many positive comments and feelings for the goodwill gesture.
Donated S $ 500 to 10 drivers
Ng, who is best known for his viral TikTok pranks with his father, spoke on video for the first time.
He explained that he was going to give S $ 5,000 to taxi drivers fighting the pandemic.
He added that he would also support some local food stalls along the way and deliver the food to the bus drivers.
In the video, Ng begins by talking to the different drivers about their day and how they were coping with the pandemic.
Many of them reflected on their reduced incomes and their difficulties.
Drivers touched by the gesture
Upon reaching the respective destinations, Ng then asked them if they accepted tips, before presenting them with the S $ 500.
Most taxi drivers reacted with shock to his tip of S $ 500 each, and many immediately refused the gesture, finding it difficult to accept the amount of money given to them.
Some gave in after Ng insisted, thanking him profusely, one even cried after receiving the money.
Many of them were touched and grateful for the gesture, with one noting that he could go home after receiving the tip.
You can watch the full video here.
Top image via Ng Ming Wei’s Facebook video