Images of a foreigner who was spotted buying a new pair of shoes for an elderly man who’d apparently slipped and fallen while picking waste on the streets of Lan Kwai Fong have been praised by netizens after being posted on Facebook by a shoe shop employee.
According to a staff member at the shoe shop, the elderly man regularly roamed around the area pushing a cart of collected garbage. He believed that the man, who recently appeared on the streets with bandages across his head, must have slipped and injured himself because his shoes did not fit.
A foreign male working in the neighborhood had offered to give the elderly man some money to buy a new pair of shoes, but he refused. That’s when he brought the elderly man into the store for a shoe fitting and bought him a pair of new sneakers on the spot.
Touched by the man’s kindness and sincerity, the shop also offered a staff discount on the shoes, according to Bastille Post.
By Crystal Lau
[Images via Bastille]