Many Malaysians stepped up to help flood victims over the weekend, including a couple who canceled their wedding reception to donate food.
As parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor were submerged during the country’s worst flood in decades, the unknown couple, who had invited roughly 300 guests, quickly moved the event at Meru, Klang to a flood relief center housing displaced Malaysians, according to a video posted on TikTok yesterday by wedding caterer Erin Suhaimi.
“The wedding reception was canceled so the couple held it at the Meru flood relief center in Klang. The couple is distributing food here, together with our catering team,” text on the video said. The video, which has been viewed nearly 500,000 times, drew mostly praise from viewers.
“Let us pray for the couple and their family’s wellbeing. May they be blessed, always,” Facktura reacted to the video on Twitter.
TikTok user ZiraZaini called it, “the most memorable wedding of the year.”
Viewer Ida Azman said, “Bless this marriage.”
A total of 480 mm of rainfall had poured from Friday to Saturday, the Selangor Irrigation and Drainage Department said, more than the daily average of 180 mm. The rain ended up submerging parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor in nearly two meters of water, displacing more than 30,000 people, drowning dozens, and causing hundreds more to become stranded in their homes, according to AFP. Multiple videos and photos online show Malaysians pedaling boats to rescue trapped residents and animals or clean up affected homes.