With the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Singapore, wariness between strangers has naturally heightened.
This was not the case between a SMRT staff and a young boy though, as witnessed by one Kelvin Ang.
Boy appeared to be a bus enthusiast
Ang shared details of the heartwarming encounter between the elderly man and boy on Facebook, and the post has subsequently garnered over 8,200 shares at the time of writing.
Ang had been traveling home on Apr. 7 in the afternoon on the Downtown line, when he noticed a student from autism-focused Pathlight School dashed into the train carriage.
Shortly after, it seemed that the curious boy had struck up a conversation with a man clad in an SMRT staff uniform seated next to him.
From bits and pieces Ang overheard of the conversation, the boy appeared to be a bus enthusiast.
Ang told Mothership that the boy was clearly knowledgeable about the topic, and was chattering to the staff about bus routes, technical names, pollution, emissions standards and even the font size of bus numbers.
Clearly eager at the opportunity to talk to a staff member from the transport sector, the boy apparently fired question after question about the vehicles.