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9) A Story About A Poor Granny


This heartwarming real story happened in Indonesia.  It’s regarding a judge handling a theft case.  The defendant is an old frail granny from a meager family.  She committed the crime as her child was sick and grandchildren were starving.
She succumbed to stealing cassavas for them.  But the manager of the plantation insisted to put her behind bars, so she has to face the punishment.
After reading the sentence, Judge Marzuki took a deep breath and made the announcement.  “I’m sorry Grandma, I have to abide the law.  You are guilty of what you have done, you are to pay a fine of 1 million rupiah (about US$100/=) or you’ll be put behind bar for 2½ years.”

The old grandma lowered her head with grief.  At this moment, the judge put away his judge’s cap, took out 1 million rupiah from his wallet and put it on his cap.  He went on and spoke to the people in the front court.  “Under the name of the justice, I have to sentence everyone here guilty of a fine of 50,000 rupiah (about US$5/=) as a city dweller, you let an old lady here steal for her family because of starvation.”
 The honourable judge then pass his hat around for the fine to be amass by everyone including the cassava park manager.
 Before the court dismissal, old grandma has been awarded a 3.5million rupiah fine.  The money is used to pay up her fine.  She went home with what’s left and was very touched with what has been done to her.

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

52 thoughts on “9) A Story About A Poor Granny

  1. I hear and read about these deeds of kindness……..but not too often. But I think they happen more often than we hear or read about.
    Where do we hear or read about them? Through the media of course and the media seem to want to report big weird sensational things instead of these wonderful acts of compassion.

    I have just celebrated my country’s Thanksgiving. I am thankful and hopeful when I read stories like the one you posted. :)

    • thank you for your compliments! I really don’t know how to express myself by receiving such number of responding to this post.
      Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving day, but since after this, I will surely remember this special day! cheers!

  2. This story brought tears to my eyes, Sydney. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Lovely story. Great judge.

  4. Wonderful story of compassion, Sydney. Loved the idea that somehow all were complicit in the starvation

  5. This is why God let everything fall into place. What a blessing!

  6. Lovely and touching story! Thanks for sharing. It brought a tear to my eye-in a good way :)

  7. Reblogged this on Reflections on Life Thus Far and commented:
    This story touched me so thought I’d share with you. It’s a nice story if you read all of it.

  8. True justice from a wise judge.

  9. Every once in a while someone gets it. Human kindness and what it truly means to do the right thing. Thank you for sharing this story.

  10. Thank you for sharing this uplifting story and helping us to remember our humanity.

  11. If I were there, I will definitely do the same as what the judge did..and I would give the judge a big hug for his kindness….

    “there is a part for the needy in your earnings and so give them their right” this is always reminded to us by my late father….its from the Quran.

  12. Pinned this. Caring and sharing helps all grow strong. The judge was a wise man. The Pin:

  13. Great thoughts for humanity …. and thanks for visiting my little corner of the world.

  14. Wonderful post about wonderful people. It is so heartening to know there are still such incredible people in this mess of a world we live in.

  15. How wonderful and heartwarming this story is! There are some people with big warm hearts!

  16. Fantastic! I put my hat off!
    Why don’t you switch on the LIKE button?

  17. It is nice to hear of such wonderful acts of random kindness…. This makes me smile… Thanks you! :D

  18. you always have your finger on the pulse, Sydney–posting just that which I want/need to read. :)

  19. Hi Sydney !!!!
    une belle preuve de la solidarité face à la détresse d’une vieille dame qui n’avait que pour nourrir son monde, le vol d’autrui !!!!
    j’dis bravo au juge de son geste premier qui a fiat suivre dans la salle de même….
    bien à toi Sydney.

  20. Thanks for this one! This is our New Humanity!
    Best wishes for the Ne Year, Dear Sydney!

    • You are welcome! You are someone that I can’t hold a candle to you! Your philosophic deep enough for me to go on many life times, I have far more to go, truly! And I wish you be well and happy and Merry Christmas!

      • Thank you for your kind words! And don’t forget, it is YOU who choose all the uplifting stories and pictures on this inspiring blog! We all have a different path, that is sure! Cheers!

      • Even though, we are on the same path, I am sure I am far off behind! Have a great weekend! Cheers! :)

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