After his story went viral over the internet, a Pokemon toys seller now receives help from strangers.
Known as Uncle David to his patrons, David Christopher is an old man selling soft toys and trinkets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is stationed outside a bank in the city and has been in this business for fifteen years.
His story was made known to the worlwideweb when a blogger named Vivin Tok posted this in her FB account-
“Those who like playing Pokémon Go, don’t waste your time playing the game. Please help Uncle David, someone ordered 250 Pokemon toys from him but never turned up to collect them. Now poor Uncle David’s hard-earned money is stuck with his stock. Please share this post and help him,”
This post were shared and liked for more than a thousand times. And just after a few hours, people started to come to Uncle David to buy his merchandise and the 250 toys were sold very quickly.
Now there’s actually a more heartwarming story of Uncle David more than his being a Pokemon toys seller.
He is a cancer survivor. He had cancer last year and recovered.
He is also a loving father to a son, whom he is supporting for college education.
Despite his instant fame, which boosted his sales, Uncle David did not increase his price. He needed to increase his stock though due to the change in demands.
What Uncle Davis has to say on this unexpected blessing?
“If people want to cheat, I can’t do anything about it. But I thank social media as it helped to boost my sales and I am thankful for everyone who came down…
Whatever it is, I will continue to sell [my toys]”
Here’s a video from bbc.com