fbpx
Connect with us

Social Stories

Man Happily Shares How His NS Friend FINALLY Paid Back RM240 After 18 Years

Published

A Retired-Army Officer Receives $80 He Lent To His Platoon Member After 18 Years Of Waiting - World Of Buzz 3
Source: Facebook / TODAYonline

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

We have all been there – at a time where friends would approach us for small loans. We also know getting our money repaid back is not the easiest thing. Heck, many of us encountered people who just ‘forgot’ to pay us back.

However, what happened to a man in Singapore recently was hilarious. He had to wait a whopping 18 years before his borrower paid him the $80 (RM240) he lent during National Service.

Showing his gratefulness to his friend who paid the debt, Derick Khoo Yew Seng took to Facebook to express his appreciation in a thank you status.

Source

He writes, “This post is not to disgrace anyone. I post this because I am super duper happy for him. 

“He is an army under my care in 2002 during National Service. In our one on one interview, he expressed his wish to borrow money from me to resolve his issue.”

“Without further consideration, I lent him the money.”

A Retired-Army Officer Receives $80 He Lent To His Platoon Member After 18 Years Of Waiting - World Of Buzz 1

Source: todayonline

Derick understood at that point that the army did not pay well, which resulted in some facing direr financial problems than others.

Unfortunately, as his service ended, they lost contact with each other, Derick assumed that he would no longer come into contact with the man as he changed his phone number.

“For me, it was just water under the bridge from then on.”

Within a few years, their paths crossed for a brief moment at which point Derick’s platoon mate mentions that the loan matter has not been forgotten.

Source

“After a few unfulfilled promises, the man changed his phone number again.”

“It is probable that he is not able to pay his bills, thus resulting in the telco terminating his number.”

Thanking social media, Derick was once again met with the man he lent his money to, and received a phone call in the evening from an unknown number that turned out to be him.

“He identified himself to me and told me that this time he will return the money he borrowed from me.”

“I believed it half-heartedly as I have already forgone what he borrowed from me. That very morning, he shared with me a receipt proving that he had paid the money.”

A Retired-Army Officer Receives $80 He Lent To His Platoon Member After 18 Years Of Waiting - World Of Buzz

Source: facebook

Tears flowed, because to Derick it was not the amount that mattered, but the value of a kept promise is what meant the most to him.

“I was overjoyed that he finally did it. I can see that my man has changed from being an ’empty promises guy’ to someone better.”

Sure, not all of us think like ahlongs, especially when lending money to those who need it the most, but it is always a good gesture seeing our friends coming through and pay us for the amount they borrowed.

So, if you know you owe someone money, do the right thing and pay them back!

Also read: 27yo M’sian Lady Loses RM36.8k in a Month After Being Tricked by Loan Company

A Retired-Army Officer Receives $80 He Lent To His Platoon Member After 18 Years Of Waiting - World Of Buzz 2


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Ft Floods Ft Floods
News13 hours ago

PM: “Certain Parties” Ignored Warnings by MetMalaysia Which Set Back Flood Rescue Operations

The highly anticipated special parliamentary sitting to discuss matters relating to the floods and long term flood disaster management planning...

My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514 My Post 2022 01 21T164919.514
News14 hours ago

JUST IN: Lee Zii Jia Banned From International Tournaments For 2 Years

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has announced that the country’s top singles player, Lee Zii Jia, will not be...

My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753 My Post 2022 01 21T135635.753
News14 hours ago

“It was merely said in jest” – Ministry Defends Zuraida’s “Orangutan Will Kill You First” Statement

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin, has recently found herself receiving backlash after she had said...

Collage 30 Collage 30
News18 hours ago

PLUS Apologises For RFID Issues, Says That SmartTAG Lanes Will Be Reopened by 25 January

Good news, fellow road users! The implementation of RFID toll booths on 15 January faced backlash from Malaysians for its...

Collage 11 1 Collage 11 1
News2 days ago

KJ Says Temperature Scanning Will Soon Be Eliminated From The Current SOPs

Just this evening (20 January), Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin held a media conference to provide certain updates on the...

Collage2 Collage2
News2 days ago

“Omicron isn’t the last variant” – Knock, Knock! WHO’s There To Tell You Why!

Out of sight, but nowhere near out of mind. DG of WHO warns public on Omicron not being the final...

Collage 8 3 Collage 8 3
News2 days ago

1 of 3 Suspects Who Ran Away From Roadblock Arrested & Positive For Drugs, PDRM Looking For Other 2

The video of a “police and thief” chase recently spread like wildfire and netizens have dubbed it as one of...

Consumers Should Be Given Choice On Rfid Says Pm Sabri Consumers Should Be Given Choice On Rfid Says Pm Sabri
News2 days ago

“Let people have freedom of choice” – PM Sabri Says Road Users Should Be Given Choice To Use RFID or Not

It was announced that the RFID toll transaction payment system will start to be implemented in stages on the North-South...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY