Remember Pokémon Uncle? He’s Now Cancer-free. Here’s His Inspiring Story

Remember him?


Last year, his story went viral when netizens came to know that the then 65-year-old cancer patient was selling soft toys, primarily Pokemon plushies then, to pay for his son’s education and for chemotherapy.

But what made the story so heartwarming is his values that he stuck firmly to: even when people wanted to donate money to him, or to buy the soft toys at a higher price, he stuck to his principles and continue to sell them at RM10, leading to a profit of RM3.

And when you see the soft toys, you’ll come to realize that they do look more than RM10.


To add even more faith in humanity, it turns out that HSBC has apparently given him permission to sell the soft toys there.

However, early this year, with the Pokemon hype dying, his career has taken a hit as well. A photo of him napping with many cute plushies were taken.


But hey, here’s the good news: he is now a cancer survivor instead of a cancer patient!

According to The Star Online, he is still peddling his Pokemon plushies at the same spot, but this time to make a living instead of to pay for his treatment. It turns out that two months ago, Ampang Hospital has told him that he’s cancer-free.

He has been battling cancer since 2015.

While he now still has to work 13 hours daily, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., he is optimistic, and would be happy with 39 plushies sold a day (a profit of RM117, or about SGD$39).

And oh, it’s now not just Pokémon plushies. There’re many cute plushies as well!


Just look at that: there’s Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, some cute panda and even Minions!

If you’re around the area, you know where to go!

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