June 24, 2024

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Touching moment as tourist in Bali melts hearts by helping an elderly woman carry her bags

Touching moment as tourist in Bali melts hearts by helping an elderly woman carry her bags

Touching moment as tourist in Bali melts hearts by helping an elderly woman carry her bags down a busy street

  • A tourist in Bali has wooed social media users in a random act of kindness
  • The man helped an elderly local with her bags of goods along a busy street
  • Instagram viewers have responded with an outpour of praise for the tourist

A young tourist has captured hearts world-wide for a random act of kindness on the streets of Bali, Indonesia.

In an Instagram video posted to travel account Balilivin, a man can be seen helping an elderly local woman as she struggles to carry a basket of goods balanced on her head.

The local account praised the man’s ‘kindness’: ‘Pay respect to this man’s kindness. Thank you for your help mister!⁣’.

A young tourist in Bali (left) has captured hearts online as a video shows him helping an elderly women (right) carry her bags of goods on a local street

A young tourist in Bali (left) has captured hearts online as a video shows him helping an elderly women (right) carry her bags of goods on a local street

In the video, the woman can be seen pointing out the direction of travel to the young man as cars and scooters whizz by on the road next to them. 

The feel-good clip has gained more than 5,400 likes and 100 comments.

Instagram users have responded with an outpouring of admiration for the selfless tourist.

‘I was there at that time and directly saw it and I’m touched,’ one user said.  

‘Helping a balinese is giving back what they give to us all the time,’ another said.

Many other users commented with the word ‘respect’ or multiple heart and prayer-hands emojis.

The Balinese tourism industry is slowly recovering after the COVID-19 pandemic caused global lockdowns and travel restrictions. 

Bali has long been a popular holiday destination for Aussies, who make up a quarter of all tourists to the island each year. 

However, Indonesian authorities earlier this month announced a crackdown on troublemaking Australian tourists after a string of social media videos surfaced showing foreigners engaging in reckless behaviour.

Tourists deported from Bali are typically banned from re-entering the island or anywhere in Indonesia for six months or potentially longer. 

Indonesian authorities said they will deport unruly Aussie tourists after a man doing burnouts on a motorbike (above) held up local traffic

An Australian man (pictured) was filmed doing burnouts on a motorbike in Bali. Indonesian authorities said they will deport unruly Aussie tourists

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