Birmingham: In a touching act of kindness, Malaysia’s men’s singles coach – Hendrawan who gave his badminton shoes to Jamaican player Samuel Ricketts during the 2022 Commonwealth Games mixed team tie between Malaysia and Jamaica, posted a message on Instagram about his effort to make a positive impact for the Jamaican player.
“A story about shoes…
It all starts with a good intention to help
Seeing him struggle, I don’t want to see him stop because of broken shoes
I only gave him my shoes so he could continue his dream to keep playing
From here I realized that there are something bigger than a match, such as LOVE, RESPECT, and HUMANITY.”
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On Saturday, video footage of Hendrawan giving his shoes to Ricketts went viral on social media and Hendrawan had won praise from badminton fans around the world.