SINGAPORE: A young TikTok user chose to have a meaningful National Day celebration this year by showing some love for workers who, even if they’re not Singaporeans, are helping to build the nation.
TikTok user Donjany @_donjany bought eight biryani meals and eight 100 Plus drinks to give to migrant workers, spending $58 in honour of Singapore’s 58th birthday.
“National Day itself is a celebration not only for us Singaporeans, it’s for everyone (who) have built this place where we call home. The things they’ve done for us … they’ve left their family members. I think this is the best time for us to at least show some appreciation to them,” he said.
In conjunction of 58th National Day, we did this for migrant workers. To contribute, link in bio 🤍
The young man’s kindness has touched many people, and his video has been viewed over 227,000 times since it was posted on Aug 9.
His video first shows himself buying the cans of 100 Plus and the biryani meals and then goes on to show Donjany distributing these to a number of workers.
The TikTok user appears to also have given out small Singapore flags, as the workers can be seen waving these at the camera.
And Donjany doesn’t just give the food and drinks and then go; he kindly asks how they’re doing, quickly learning that one worker wants to stay and work in Singapore for twelve more years, and another, who still looks very young, is not only already married, but is a father of two.
“Two babies?” Donjany asks.
“One daughter, one son,” the worker smilingly answers.
And when the TikTok user asks if he misses his family, the worker’s smile gets even wider.
Donjany ended his video by saying, “Thank you Bhaiya!” referring to a Muslim Youth Forum project, an event that will bring a biryani lunch to 1,000 migrant workers, the details of which can be seen below.