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Story of a billionaire's son secretly helping his friend is warming up hearts

By alice101   Saturday, October 15, 2016   74,372   357   49



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With the Korean college entrance exam only about a month away, a story posted on Seoul University's Facebook page is moving many hearts, reminding people what true friendship is all about. 

The anonymous writer who described himself as someone from a poor family, writes that he assumed that his friend was also from a similar background because the friend washed dishes as a part-time job and bought school uniforms with his own money he earned. 

Then one day, the writer saw his friend's father drive an expensive Mercedes-Benz to school; when he later realized that his friend was the son of a billionaire, he felt betrayed and vowed to never talk to him again. 

However, when the writer started attending college, he received something unexpected. He learned that the scholarship he had been receiving was actually given to him from his old friend from high school. The rich friend qualified for a scholarship because he had the highest G.P.A., but asked to give his scholarship away to the friend instead. 

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The rich friend, now in college, still works part-time, the writer explained in his post. Not only does he work to pay for his own tuition, but he also donates regularly to the poor. It also turned out that the two friends are actually attending the same university. 

The rich friend said, "Someone like me, who has all this privilege, needs to live out and experience what it's like to have less, so we can empathize with others...That's how we can build a better society." 

A recent report revealed that 70% of the students of top universities (Seoul, Yonsei, and Korea) come from wealthy backgrounds, making many students who are about to take the college entrance exams feel discouraged. 

In the midst of the discouraging news, the story of someone who is privileged but tries to work hard is moving a lot of netizens and encouraging many students. 

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    daFoolio Monday, October 17, 2016

    but are they friends again??? if i found out one of my friends was rich all of a sudden.... i'd be like..."heeeeell yeeeeah~~"  why hate him??  damn, what a stand up guy though.

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    Victoria_Claire Monday, October 17, 2016

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    La_Sirene Sunday, October 16, 2016

    its so rare people like him still exist, truly amazing..his parents really educate him well

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    hiroonakamura Sunday, October 16, 2016

    damn, that poor guy is such a bad friend. He stops breaks all contact with the rich guy because he hid that he was rich? If you are really friends, you talk about the issue and try to understand each other. The poor guy can learn a lot from the rich guy about how to be a good person

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    WinterWeiss Sunday, October 16, 2016

    That's why I don't believe that all rich people are all the same. I think the writer was an eye-opener while his friend is an inspiration. I salute both of them especially the writer's friend who is so down to earth. I admired him so much!! May he continue being who he is now and be a good example and an inspiration to everyone. <3

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    emily235 Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Didn't realize there were so many wealthy people in Korea*eyebrow wiggle*

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    hazelsweeter Saturday, October 15, 2016

    This is what good parenting is all about. Props toward the parent for not spoiling their son and making him a shitty human being. There is so many millionaire that spoil their children and making them an entitle like shit

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    nami_chan Saturday, October 15, 2016

    awww :) it's like the plot of a drama (high society for example xD).

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    elp6 Saturday, October 15, 2016

    That guy is trully a millionaire, not cause of his family's money, but because he has a good head and a big heart and that is trully something to be proud of. Money is good but isn't everything in life, glad to see there are still people that is willing to live with good goals. We see so many rotten spoiled kids coming from families with lots of money, that this does good to help keeping the hope in the future.

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    shyloone Saturday, October 15, 2016

    I want one of those billionare friends, they can lie to me all they want, they will still be my friend forever haha

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