The old man, known affectionately as “Uncle David”, who went viral not too long ago after the cancer-stricken soft toy seller was left despairing after a mystery buyer never showed up to collect the bulk order of 250 toys, has been having slower days with his business as of late.
“Uncle David” was stuck in a tight predicament not too long ago after an unknown man reserved 250 soft toys from him, but did not show up after to collect and pay for the toys, putting “Uncle David”, who had purchased the toys from a wholesaler, in a difficult situation.
However, after hearing his plight of being left with more toys than he could sell, a good Samaritan reached out to the internet through a post on Facebook and the Internet swooped in to help “Uncle David”.
And it worked. People flocked to buy the toys.
However, months later, a picture taken by a passerby who recognised “Uncle David”, showing him in a pitiful state, was uploaded to Facebook by user DC Tan.
Following the viral sensation of his plight, and the Pokemon Go hype that died down, “Uncle David’s” business has slowed down heap-loads, with plenty of leftover Pokemon soft toys arranged neatly at his usual spot in front of the HSBC outlet here at Uptown.
Many social media users who stumbled along the picture poured in suggestions on how to help “Uncle David”, some even going as far to tagging friends to see if they were willing to pool their money to give “Uncle David” a generous donation and make sure he would never have to ever peddle soft toys ever again.
Here at The Inscriber, we have a firm conviction for doing good, and hope that Malaysians will once again rise to the occasion to help “Uncle David” once more.
At his age, “Uncle David” should be enjoying his retirement- not working his back off selling soft toys under the scorching Malaysian weather.