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[VIDEO] Schoolgirl bows to driver after he lets her cross the road, wins praise online

Manners maketh men (and women)

We’ve all been told on how to cross the road in Malaysia, whether it is by pressing a button at a pedestrian crossing to make the light turn red or the famous “talk to the hand” technique.

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But when was the last time we actually showed a sign of appreciation to the drivers who slow down and let us cross the road even though they might have the right of way?

Bow of appreciation

In a TikTok video by @syedazzman, it showed a schoolgirl wanting to cross the zebra crossing, which caused the driver to slow down the vehicle and come to a stop.

After making her way to the other side, the girl then gave the driver a deep bow as a sign of appreciation before walking off.

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Scrrenshot via TikTok/syedazzman

While the location is not stated, it is believed that it took place outside a school based on the girl’s uniform and the video’s surroundings.

Watch the video here:

Rare show of politeness

While this act of bowing is unusual in Malaysia, this isn’t the case in Japan, where it’s a custom among schoolchildren to bow as a show of respect.

The clip has since gathered more than 1.2 million views so far, with netizens praising the schoolgirl for setting a good example and called for such actions to be normalised across schools in Malaysia.

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Scrrenshot via TikTok/syedazzman
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Scrrenshot via TikTok/syedazzman
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Scrrenshot via TikTok/syedazzman

Meanwhile, on the less friendlier side of things:


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