A viral TikTok video by an elderly Malaysian taxi driver has touched hearts and sparked worries among netizens due to the man’s persistence to work despite his failing health.
The video was posted by the user @pakli67, who is seen providing his taxi services while visibly struggling with his health.
In the clip, the dedicated driver is spotted with an oxygen tube attached to his nostrils, dropping off his wife at her workplace.
His recurring bouts of severe coughing and reliance on an inhaler suggest a possible asthma condition, further painting a picture of his health struggles.
A moment of weakness is evident as he slumps back onto his seat after a series of coughs.
“I may be unable to seek fortune, but I won’t let my wife and children bear my burdens. I’m in great pain… very great pain… but the pain is even more if I can’t help them. I’m not weak, but they understand more.”
Unwavering sense of duty as a husband and father
The older man’s past videos reveal a pattern of him persevering through his physical ailments to fulfill his responsibilities.
In one such video, the senior citizen appears breathless, still wearing his oxygen tube after ferrying his child to college, exhibiting his unwavering sense of duty as a husband and father.
The sight of his commitment has sparked concern among netizens, with many urging him to prioritize his health and rest at home.
Concerns also extend to his family, with questions raised about the whereabouts of his children and the necessity for him to drive his wife to work, rather than having their children assume that role.
Prayers and heartfelt wishes for his recovery are common in the comments section, with one user expressing, “Oh God… I want to cry. May Allah grant strength and perfect health to you, uncle.”
The exact health condition plaguing him remains unspecified, with most of his videos showing him with the oxygen tube.
We wish Pak Li a swift and full recovery, and hope that your dedication and love for your family continue to light the way forward.