A Chinese student’s unexpected act of kindness paid off when he received over $700 after ordering takeout for a homeless man during a rainy day.
Kunming University of Science and Technology graduate student Wang Ya passed by an overpass and saw a homeless man sleeping in the rain wearing nothing but his light, summer clothes.
Wang couldn’t bear the thought of the homeless man starving, so he went online and proceeded to order him tofu noodles with braised meat, pumpkin porridge and four BBQ pork buns.
The Kunming student then requested for the bountiful amount of food to be delivered directly to the homeless man in the overpass near his university, according to Shanghaiist.
If that wasn’t heartwarming enough, Wang even specified a sense of urgency in the delivery, saying, “Please make sure that he receives this food as soon as possible. It’s cold outside and I don’t know if he’s had anything to eat. I’ve seen him there since noon.”
The manager of the restaurant was so moved by Wang’s kind hear that they decided to add sweet rice dumplings to the order, which took about half an hour.
Wang’s tear-jerking tale went viral online and even managed to catch the attention of an Alibaba Group charitable foundation who gave the student 5,000 yuan ($751) for his efforts.
Wang’s good deed doesn’t stop there, as he refused to spend the money on himself, donating the amount to numerous charities instead.
The graduate student donated 3,000 yuan ($450) to a sick boy, gave 1,000 yuan ($150) to his university’s charity club, then gave the rest of the amount to set up a charity fund at a local noodle shop.
The noodle shop’s owner was so touched by Wang’s kind gesture that he added another 2,000 yuan ($300) to their charity that aims to buy food for homeless people.
Wang’s heartwarming deed is reminiscent of the generous restaurant owner who gave away free breakfast to street sweepers, showing that true kindness can also be displayed by the youth just as much as adults.