Random acts of kindness ,“The Independent” reported.
Muslim man gives his footwear to shoeless passenger and the generous gesture warms hearts on social media.
Muslim man wanted his charitable act to remain anonymous
Random acts of kindness and actually interacting with someone on public transport aren't dead, at least not on the 341 bus in Canada, where a Muslim man donated his shoes to a needy fellow bus rider and walked barefoot home, The Independent reported.
A man was sitting with nothing but two plastic hairnets covering his feet when the Muslim approached him, promptly removed his shoes and gave them to the man before exiting the bus and walking barefoot home.
The story took place on the 341 bus route in Toronto, Canada. According Telegraph, this wonderful act was witnessed by an off-duty bus driver who took photos of the incident, which were later posted on Facebook.
"It made my heart melt," Surjit Singh Virk told QMI Agency. "He just took his shoes and socks off and said, 'You can take these, don't worry about me — I live close by and can walk."
Singh Virk added that the recipient was “shocked” by the gift and afterwards exclaimed, “What a nice guy… Did that really happen?”
The man wasn't seeking praise either, asking the news agency not to be identified for his generous deed because the Islamic faith teaches that charitable acts should be anonymous.
Speaking to QMI Agency, the 27-year-old Muslim said: “I felt bad for the guy. He was wearing plastic hairnets on his feet. I was only about a two-minute walk from home, so I thought I could give him my shoes.”
The Muslim did confirm that he is a resident of Surrey, British Columbia in Canada and was on the way home from a nearby mosque when he helped out the man.
Pictures of the incident have been liked almost 2,000 times on Facebook. Commenting on the social network site, Ayesha Chowdhury wrote: "This is what true Islam really is. Mercy towards all humanity regardless of race, colour, status, or religion!"