KUALA LUMPUR – A video of a traffic policeman directing busy traffic while a man prays in the middle of the road has made rounds on social media.
Praying in the middle of a busy street
The man, who was clad in a red t-shirt, had a cardboard as his prayer mat and performed his prayers as vehicles drove past and around him.
Throughout the video, the man showed little concern for his safety and only concentrated on completing his prayers.
This caught the sight of a traffic policeman, who quickly took the initiative to direct traffic to protect the man. Two more officers later appeared at the scene as well.
According to Oh My Media, the incident is believed to have taken place at Jalan Kuching, Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Oct 13).
The video has since garnered 188k views and 2.7 comments at press time, with netizens showing praise on the traffic officer.
Many commended the officer’s willingness to help and show of respect to the man by allowing him to finish performing his prayers.
Some also speculated that the man was mentally unwell, but one netizen wrote that it is worse for those who don’t suffer mental illnesses to not pray.
Someone give this officer a raise right now!
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