Sikh man who removed turban to help injured child is rewarded by strangers

Sikh Who Took Off Turban Gets Good Karma
Sikh Who Took Off Turban Gets Good Karma

The New Zealand Sikh man who broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help an injured child is being rewarded for his selfless action by kind strangers.When 22-year-old Harman Singh saw a 5-year-old boy had been struck by a car outside of his home last week, he didn't hesitate. Despite religious beliefs not permitting him to remove his turban and show his hair in public, Singh took off his headdress to cushion the bleeding child's head.

Daljit Singh
Daljit Singh

Photo courtesy Daljit Singh

"I wasn't thinking about the turban. I was thinking about the accident and I just thought, 'He needs something on his head because he's bleeding,'" Singh told The New Zealand Herald. "That's my job – to help. [...] I think anyone else would have done the same as me."

Television networks interviewed Singh in his Auckland home and viewers all over the world could see he was living with very little furniture. The staff at Good News Network reached out to a local furniture store and surprised Singh with a truckload of new furniture.

"This the biggest surprise of my life," Singh said as he held back tears.

The five-year-old who was hit by the car on his way to school suffered a serious head injury and lacerations to his kidneys. He's now conscious and asking about the man who helped save his life.

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