Nice guys help man push faulty car 200m to safety (Video)

Screenshot of the video showing two traffic officers and two men pushing the car. Photo: Beh Chia Lor/Facebook
Screenshot of the video showing two traffic officers and two men pushing the car. Photo: Beh Chia Lor/Facebook

A man got more than he asked for when his car broke down in the middle of the road.

A benevolent act was captured in a Saturday video by road traffic Facebook page Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road that showed traffic police officers and good samaritans helping to push an unidentified man’s car to safety after it broke down in the middle of a traffic junction on the night of June 15. 

“Heartwarming story. Cam car breaks down in [the] middle of [a] junction and 2 [traffic police] officers who drove by [came] to assist [the] driver by pushing the car a long distance to safety,” the caption said. “Along the way, another uncle driver and other passers-by come to help as well. Faith in Singaporeans restored.”

According to the three-and-a-half-minute video, the two officers offered to help after the car’s alternator stopped working. Minutes later, another driver stopped to help, even asking those at a nearby bus stop to join. By the end of the clip, the driver and others huddled together to help push the car onto a narrower road away from the junction. The whole journey was around 200 meters long, the video said. 

“My lousy car broke down in the middle of a big cross junction due to [a] faulty alternator,” a caption said in the clip. 

Several viewers were touched by the helpful gestures and were even brought to tears. 

“This brings tears to my eyes … I ever helped push someone’s broken down car, my legs already turn jelly after 100m,” Hafiz Ibn Ishak wrote online.

Others berated him for not conducting proper maintenance checks on his car.

“Bro, next time please make sure you do proper preemptive maintenance on your vehicle, and not get stuck in such a malu (unlucky) incident OK?” HwaSiang Kok wrote.

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