Get ready for your faith in humanity to be restored!
Kim Kyung Min, who is in his first year at Sungsim Medical Service High School in Busan, is touching hearts because of a picture of him holding a plastic bag that's been spreading on SNS. It might appear to be a simple picture, but there's actually a special story behind it.
Back on May 26, Kyung Min was on his way home from school when he saw a drunk elderly man picking a fight with an elderly woman on the sidewalk. The old man then disarrayed all of the vegetables the old woman was selling so they were in too bad of a shape to be sold. Seeing this, Kyung Min proceeded to purchase all of her vegetables, which were in the plastic bag he can be seen carrying in the picture below.
The media had a chance to interview the boy on June 7. He said wisely, "Because the act was something that should have been a given, I feel burdened by all this interest in me. I got angry, but there wasn't anything I could do. I felt sorry for the grandmother, so I bought all of the vegetables that had fallen onto the ground."
Among the 20,000 KRW (~ 17 USD) worth of vegetables, Kyung Min only had 10,000 KRW (~ 9 USD), but he borrowed money from the friends who were with him. As he only got 10,000 KRW a week for allowance, the cost of all the vegetables could not be considered small - they were worth two weeks of allowance. However, he denied feeling like the money had gone to waste at all. This was not even his first time buying things from elderly women on the street!
He said, "Normally when there's a grandmother selling something on the streets, I buy it all and go home. I think it's an illness. When I see the grandmothers, I want to buy everything." This is exactly what Seo Kang Jun talked about a few days ago, too!
Kyung Min relayed how he had been close to his grandmother since he was young, and even his family was pleased at his actions. "I don't even know what the vegetables I bought were, but when I buy them and go home, my grandmother cooks something yummy with them. My parents and grandmother tell me I did a good job buying them," he added. What a great family!
It was revealed that his friend posted the picture and story of his friend onto his Facebook. Regarding this, Kyung Min said, "It's not a big deal, but people are giving interest as if it's something special, so I'm embarrassed. It is nice, though, that the teachers treat me more sweetly."
He is also currently dating. He said, "As expected, my girlfriend told me that I'm kind. However, many women are trying to befriend me on SNS, so my girlfriend is a bit jealous."
Thank you for your kind deed, Kyung Min!