The Emotional Moment 'Sikh Samaritan' Receives A Surprise

The Sikh man who captured the hearts of people across the globe when he took off his turban to cradle a boy's head who had been hit by a car has been rewarded for his kind act after a generous business owner donated new furniture for his sparse home.

Harman Singh, 22, didn't think twice about breaking strict religious protocol when he came to the aid of five year old Daejon Pahia after he was struck by a car while walking to school on May 15 in Auckland.

The heart warming story went viral around the world making the Indian student, who is studying a business course in Auckland, a reluctant and extremely humble hero.

When Seven Sharp visited Mr Singh at his home in Auckland it was discovered that he slept on a mattress on the floor and only had a couple of plastic garden chairs and a small plastic table in his lounge room.

So the crew decided to get in contact with Big Save Furniture chain store who offered to deck out Mr Singh's pad much to his overwhelming surprise.

Mr Singh could not believe his eyes when a furniture van turned up in his driveway and began to unload lounge suite, bed and coffee table.

He was so overwhelmed by the unexpected generosity that he only managed to say 'thank you I'm very happy' before he was reduced to tears.

Once he got over the shock, Mr Singh said, while checking out his new comfy sofa, that it was 'the biggest surprise of my life'. 

He then went onto mention his father who passed away last year.

'If he could see me right now - he would be proud of me,' he said.

This comes as Mr Singh visited Daejon Pahia in hospital four days after the incident with a balloon and card for the lucky youngster at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland.

Mr Singh expressed joy at seeing the boy who still carries scratches and bruises but is making a good recovery.

'I am just so happy to see him - he is such a very brave guy,' Mr Singh told Daily Mail Australia.

'He is doing well and is stable, but he was so shy when I would enter the room.

'He has lots of toys there with him.

'His mum and dad were so happy to see me and told me lots of times "thank you".'

Inside the card, the Pahias wrote: 'Daejon and his family would just like to say thank you for helping and saving Daejon we're very grateful.'

Mr Singh was heralded a hero across the world when photographs emerged of him without his turban and it tucked under the bleeding boy's head in South Auckland.

He received thousands of messages and comments on his Facebook page.

Mr Singh said he was overwhelmed with all the praise.

'Thousands of people have said 'well done'. I was only doing what I had to and trying to be a decent member of the community,' he said.

'Thanks to all who messages, calls... thanks all the worldwide Facebook members who messaged me. I think i just did my job nothing else.'

Daejon's mother, Shiralee Pahia, thanked Mr Singh for saving her son's life.

'I just really want to thank him because I know it's against his religion to take that kind of stuff off so I just really want to thank him because if it wasn't for him my son wouldn't be here,' she told The New Zealand Herald.

Mrs Pahia described the moment as a nightmare when she arrived at the scene to see her boy lying on the road.

'I was just shocked, I just went into my own little world, I didn't say anything to anybody, I was just pulling my head together,' she said.

Sikhism is the only religion in the world which requires its followers to tie a turban.

Turbans become a part of a Sikh's body and are usually removed only in the privacy of their own house. Normally it is only in the most intimate of circumstances, when bathing the head, or washing the hair.