A Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is thanking her lucky stars after she was saved from missing her convocation ceremony by a kind RELA officer.
Got stuck in traffic
The graduate, who was wearing her convocation robes, can be seen riding pillion on a motorcycle being driven by a female RELA official in the 10-second TikTok video.
According to the graduate’s sister (@faaflower), who filmed the entire incident, she said that they got stuck in a traffic jam at UiTM’s Shah Alam campus.
“Since it takes 20 minutes to go to the university, we left our home in Bukit Raja at 12.30pm because my sister had to be in the hall by 1.30pm,” she explained in a follow-up video.
However, they had underestimated the time needed to get there and found themselves stuck at the college entrance.
The bumper-to-bumper jam was apparently caused by several convocation ceremonies happening simultaneously and it being the peak hour.
The duo also realised that they might not make it to the hall on time and that it would be a bad idea to let the graduate walk herself there as the hot weather might ruin her makeup.
“When we finally reached the campus grounds before 1pm, we believed we still had time,” recalled @faaflower.
RELA officer to the rescue
Thankfully, they crossed paths with a RELA officer who was directing traffic at the intersection and asked her for help.
To their relief, the RELA officer immediately agreed to help and ferried @faaflower’s sister on her motorcycle to the hall.
“Because of her, my sister arrived on time and got to go on stage to receive her diploma,” she wrote.
At the end of the video, she also recommended students to arrive on campus at least two hours before the convocation ceremony.
Watch the video here:
@faaflower Thanks to Kak Rela yang merelakan diri untk hantar terus ke dewan. #uitmdihatiku #uitmshahalam #konvouitm95 #konvouitm94 #MantapKakRela ♬ Originalton – POV’s
Applause all around
Netizens have since taken to the comment section to praise the RELA officer for her kindness and congratulate the graduate for making it on time.
Congratulations to the graduate and kudos to the RELA officer who came to her rescue!