Stunned by kindness

Stunned by kindness
GRATEFUL: Mr Wang Ming Wei, who owns motorbike gear shop A Motorcykel Area, shows the cable his customers used to secure his shop doors.

SINGAPORE - If you come across an open shop with nobody inside and with at least $200,000 worth of products, would you be tempted to help yourself to the items without paying for them?

Three men did the exact opposite.

They went one step further, helping the shop owner lock up the shop for the night.

This good deed was shared online last Friday by the shop owner, Mr Wang Ming Wei, who owns A Motorcykel Area (AMA), a riding gear shop at Kim Keat Lane.

Didn't realise shop unlocked

Mr Wang, 30, told The New Paper that he was surprised by the trio's honesty and kindness.

He did not realise he had left the shop last Wednesday at around 5pm without locking it up.

"I closed the shop early that day because I had some errands to run. I was probably distracted by my dog in the shop and that's why I didn't lock the doors," said Mr Wang, who usually closes his shop at 8pm.

One of the three customers who arrived at the shop an hour later, who wanted to be known only as Mr Irwan, said he was there to get some motorcycle accessories and gear with his two cousins.

They found a pitch-black shop with the "open" sign still displayed on the glass door.

Mr Irwan said: "We didn't know the shop was closing earlier that day. We just dropped by after work without calling."

His cousin went into the shop and called out to the owner, but no one responded, he said.

Mr Irwan, who has patronised the shop in the past but is not a regular customer, then spotted the phone number on the shop's door and contacted Mr Wang.

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