Sikh Good Samaritan Removes Turban To Help Injured Child & Gets Surprise Reward
Good Samaritan, Harman Singh of New Zealand, removed his religious turban to aid a boy struck by a car and wound up receiving worldwide praise and now some new furniture.
I wasn’t thinking about the turban, I was thinking about the accident and I just thought, ‘He needs something on his head because he’s bleeding.’ That’s my job — to help
…said Singh, 22, said in an interview with the New Zealand Herald.
The gesture was especially significant because in Sikhism, a turban is an article of faith and usually removed only in the privacy of the wearer’s home.
After reports aired, viewers noticed that the business student’s house, which he shared with a roommate, was bare of furniture save for plastic chairs and a simple mattress on the floor. In a second interview the crew brought Singh outside, where a local business owner surprised him with a set of new furniture.
“Thank you. Thanks a lot. I’m very happy,” a visibly moved Singh said in response, “It’s the biggest surprise of my life.”
It’s great to see good people have good things come to them!