Date
28 July 2017
Lui (left inset) uploaded on social media a picture (right inset) of the HK$500 banknote a stranger on a minibus lent her. Photo: Wikipedia, Metro Daily
Lui (left inset) uploaded on social media a picture (right inset) of the HK$500 banknote a stranger on a minibus lent her. Photo: Wikipedia, Metro Daily

Woman touched by Filipino stranger’s loan of HK$500

In Hong Kong, widely known as a money-driven dog-eat-dog society, a woman recently experienced the kindness of a stranger.

She was so moved that she wrote about it on her Facebook page.

The woman, surnamed Lui, said she was deeply touched by the kind act of a man who was willing to lend her money without any hesitation, Metro Hong Kong reported Tuesday.

Lui said that on the evening of Nov. 13, she got onto a minibus near her home in Sai Kung, not realizing she had left her purse at home.

While the minibus driver agreed she could ride the bus on credit, she still needed money for other expenses.

Lui then turned to the Filipino stranger sitting next to her and asked for a loan of HK$20 (US$2.58), which she promised to pay back later.

She was surprised when the man offered her HK$100 without hesitation.

What surprised Lui even more was that he increased the amount to HK$500 when he learned she was on her way to attend a dinner gathering with friends in Causeway Bay.

While HK$500 was much more than she needed, Lui took it at the man’s insistence before taking down his phone number so that she could returning the money to him later.

Lui said the man trusted her and did not even ask for her phone number.

She said she repaid him the HK$500 the next day.

Lui said the man was not as rich as some netizens had suspected, because he asked her for information about renting an apartment in Sai Kung.

She said she felt he was really a generous person to lend her so much money even though he is not rich.

The story went viral on social media.

Many approving netizens said kindness can be found everywhere in Hong Kong. 

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