A regular day at work took an unexpected turn for Ram Akawal Mandal, a janitor working at AEON Alpha Angle in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.
He found a bag full of RM18,000 cash and personal documents abandoned in a shopping trolley at the mall’s open parking area.
Honesty is the best policy
But instead of pocketing the money, Mandal did the honourable thing – he promptly turned in the bag to the mall’s customer service counter.
Touched by Mandal’s honesty, the woman requested the company to publicly acknowledge and reward their trustworthy staff.
The company, moved by the request, praised Mandal on their social media platform.
The company, Aeon Delight Malaysia, shared the uplifting incident on their Facebook page, applauding their employee’s honesty and integrity. They revealed that Mandal’s exemplary actions led to the safe return of the bag to its rightful owner – a woman who claimed the bag and confirmed that not a single cent was missing.
“Celebrations are in order for Ram Akawal Mandal! We’re incredibly proud of your integrity,” wrote the company on Facebook, along with a picture of the honest employee.
This heartwarming incident sparked an outpouring of praise from netizens, commending Mandal’s virtuous character. He’s a shining reminder that honesty, no matter how big or small the circumstance, always makes a difference.