A parent’s love knows no bounds and they even last until their last breath. Recently, an incident that took place at the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP)’s enforcers parade that showed a parent’s unconditional love captured peoples’ hearts and got their tears rolling down.
On Thursday (21 July), one of the officers of KPDNHEP, Nik Mohamad Adhar, lost consciousness and fainted during the march as he was feeling under the weather. Shortly after, his uncle Abdul Aziz Ya’acob rushed to assist him.
It is understood that when Abdul Aziz dashed to support Nik, he lost one of his slippers but continued moving forward to his nephew barefoot to support him.
Meanwhile, KPDNHEP Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi has also taken it to Facebook to praise Abdul’s action.
“I thought he was going to drag Nik out of the field but I was wrong,” he wrote.
Despite his old age, Abdul tried his best to support Nik and became a ‘fortress’ to support him and make sure he would not collapse again under the scorching sun.
Alex said that many at the scene were touched by the unconditional love portrayed before their eyes.
“Tears shed down the attendees’ cheeks, including myself,” he said.
Alex then urged everyone who still has parents to cherish their presence while they are still around with us. “To those who still have their fathers, appreciate, love and respect them for as long as they live.”
In an interview with The Star, Nik shared that his uncle Abdul Aziz, who is a taxi driver has been taking care of him ever since he was a child, just like his own father.
“My mother passed away when I was only 3 months old. My dad breathed his last 7 years later,” Nik revealed.
He then shared that his uncle has been the closest thing to a father figure he has ever had. As an orphan, 60-year-old Abdul Aziz and his wife Rosmawati Ismail, 53, who he refers to as his mother, has taken him under his care since he was 3 months old.
“They treat me like their own,” he said.
When is the last you spent quality time with your parents? Here’s a reminder to spend time with your parents who are ageing every day.