Ice cream uncle forked few hundred dollars out to treat the public
They say giving is better than receiving.
That’s what ice cream uncle Jimmy Teng thought too.
On his 70th birthday two days ago (22 Mar), the generous Uncle Jimmy decided to spread some birthday joy by treating his customers to free ice cream.
At his stall stationed outside Lavender MRT, he told surprised customers “It’s my birthday. My treat.”.
Nonetheless, some insisted on paying, while others gave him an ang pow.
Prepared 1000 servings of ice cream
The tech-savvy Uncle Jimmy had posted on Facebook a day before his birthday that he would be giving out 700 servings of free ice cream to celebrate his 70th birthday. Side note: Uncle Jimmy has over 4.5k likes on his Facebook page.
Although he said he would be dishing out 700 servings, he prepared 1000 servings instead, which would have cost a few hundred dollars.
He told The New Paper that it was his way of “thanking all my customers for their support”, and is the first time he’s giving out free ice cream after selling ice cream at the same spot outside the ICA Building for the past 12 years.
His kind gesture was rewarded by birthday greetings from his patrons, and Uncle Jimmy said in Mandarin:
I’m so happy. I wouldn’t be this happy if I won the lottery.
Uncle Jimmy’s not the only one who’s happy; his generosity has definitely made everyone’s day. Some customers also took to Facebook to wish him a happy birthday.
Bet the ice cream tasted better than Ben and Jerry’s free cone.
Uncle Jimmy is truly dedicated to his humble stall, and even chose to set up shop on his special day to share the birthday joy. One thing’s for sure — Uncle Jimmy’s had an unforgettable 70th birthday.
Happy birthday Uncle Jimmy!
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