For all you world-weary folks depressed by today’s news, let’s brighten your day a bit: a passer-by taped a random girl in Taiwan running to help an elderly, wheel-chair-ridden person cross the street as the light was about to turn red. The viral video of this random act of kindness got 6,000 comments on the first day alone, with netizens calling for more small moments of compassion in our materialistic, self-obsessed society.
So if you don’t have thousands of RMB to catapult you to your fifteen seconds of fame, you can follow the “Random-Taiwanese-girl’s” handy guide to glory below:
1) Cross the street.
2) Notice an elderly, wheelchair-bound person trying to cross.
3) Have your friend hold your drink.
4) Run back, push said elderly person across the street.
5) Wait for traffic to subside.
6) Re-cross street.
Health benefits include good karma and 10 seconds of cardiovascular exercise.
Watch the full video below:
By Briel Waxman
WKND continues this Sunday, 12.30 – 5.30pm at URBN Hotel (183 Jiaozhou Lu), with free flow Vedett beer till the keg runs out!