Does 1 good deed cancel off 1 wrong?

I was on the MRT last weekend when I saw a Mainland Chinese mother with
her daughter board the train at Bugis station. In the girl’s hands was
a cup of ice-cream. They managed to get only one seat. So the mother
seated her daughter on her lap. The daugther then stated spooning
little portions of the ice-cream into her mouth.

Further into the journey, the passenger beside them vacated. The
daughter was then placed on the empty seat. Then a pair of filipino
passengers boarded. But there was only one vacant seat. One of them
took the seat anyway. Then the girl gave away her seat to the other
filipino and went back to sit on her mother’s lap. Though one of the
reasons was that the seat was actually still warm from the previous
passenger. She was still nibbling on her ice-cream.

I had the intention to show the mother and daughter the “no food allowed” sign, but they left before I could say anything.

Anyway, the incident got me thinking. Does 1 good deed (giving up her
seat to others) cancel off 1 wrong (eating on the train)? Also, the
girl never dripped ice-cream in the train.

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