Nowadays, it is rare to see a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law who are in good terms with each other.

However, K Leelawathe, 62, and Farah Diana Abu Bakar, 31, from Kuantan, Pahang, are an exemption to this, despite the difference in their race and religion.

The duo's relationship is more like that of best friends, which is evident from videos uploaded on Farah's TikTok channel, reported Harian Metro.

According to the report, Farah became close to Leelawathe after she got married to the latter's son, Mohd Haikal Patmanathan Abdullah, 31.

"Since I got to know her, my mother-in-law has only blessed my relationship with her son, and not opposed it.

"Not only my mother-in-law, but my husband's siblings have also embraced me as one of their own," she told the tabloid daily.

Farah's parents have both passed on so she now only has her in-law's family to call her own.

Realizing the difference in cultural backgrounds, Farah has learned to adapt to her in-law's family to avoid conflicts.

"To me, what matters most is we must be able to carry ourselves well, not act arrogant and be friendly with people we meet.

"When I go to my mother-in-law's house, I always bring her food, and God willing, the little ones in his family have also grown to like me," she quipped.

Meanwhile, Leelawathe told Harian Metro that she loves Farah as her own daughter.

"Our relationship is like that of a mother and daughter, and sometimes, like best friends.

"We often go out together and I also always invite them to stayover at my place, as we live nearby," she said, adding that she does not have any problems with mingling with people from different religious backgrounds as she has a brother and other relatives who have become Muslims by marriage.

May the relationship between these two women become closer over time, in the spirit of harmonious Malaysia.

Source& Photo source: Harian Metro