New Zealand Singh Reveals Tragic Personal Tragedy

New Zealand’s Harman Singh made international headlines for his selfless act of saving a young child’s life with his turban.

In an interview with the Daily Mail Australia he said he had not stopped grieving for his father who died almost a year to the day before his selfless act.


“If he could see me right now, I think he would be proud…F-fantastic, A-awesome, T-terrific, H-honorable, E-excellent, R-remarkable – this sums up my dad,” he told the Daily Mail.

Singh has since been rewarded for his actions.

A photo of Singh cradling Daejon Pahia’s head went around the world and during interviews with media it was noted his lounge was sparse and free of furniture.

On Saturday TVNZ and Big Save Furniture set about fixing that when they delivered two free sofa beds, a queen sized bed and a coffee table to Singh.

The moment was captured on film and the video shows a surprised Singh crying with happiness as he’s presented with his furniture.

“We are students and we can only work 20 hours a week so we can’t have all these things,” he said.

“Now my friends all come over and sit on the sofa.”

The video has been watched more than 4000 times on You Tube but international news websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia have also shared the clip.

The Independent described Singh as a “worldwide phenomenon” and the Daily Mail said he’d “captured the hearts of people across the globe”.

Singh said he was doing well after his newfound fame but was still uncomfortable with being called a hero.

“I’m not a hero. I’m just doing my job,” he said.

Via Stuff NZ

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