The ‘random act of kindness’ took place on the 341 bus route in Toronto, Canada, and was witnessed by an off-duty bus driver, Surjit Singh who took photos of the incident, which were later posted on facebook.
Surjit Singh Virk has been driving buses for sixteen years and has seen it all. But what he witnessed on that day on the No. 341 route touched his soul in a way that he’s never experienced before.
A man sat alone on the bus with two plastic hairnets covering his feet instead of shoes. Another passenger, upon noticing his footwear, promptly took off his shoes and socks and gave them to the stranger, hopping off the bus barefoot
“It made my heart melt,” Virk explained to 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.'”
When reached by phone, the kind-hearted man asked QMI Agency not to identify him, because his Islamic faith teaches that charitable acts should be anonymous.
He is a 27-year-old resident of Surrey, British Columbia in Canada and was coming from the nearby B.C. Muslim Association masjid.
Spokesman Mufti Aasim told the Toronto Sun, “Whenever we do a good deed, even if it’s to help someone out, the Islamic teachings maintain this should remain only for the pleasure of God.”