Date
20 October 2017
The DSE student shows the HK$100 note on social media (inset). Maryknoll Convent School praised the janitor who gave him the money for doing a 'godly' deed. Photos: Schooland.hk, Faceboo/School.secrets
The DSE student shows the HK$100 note on social media (inset). Maryknoll Convent School praised the janitor who gave him the money for doing a 'godly' deed. Photos: Schooland.hk, Faceboo/School.secrets

Generous janitor helps student get to exam — no questions asked

A generous janitor had no hesitation in giving a student HK$100 for taxi fare after the latter ended up in the wrong venue for the  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam.

The male student, surnamed Lee, said in a Facebook post that he was meant to be at the Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Shek Kip Mei but the taxi driver mistakenly took him to Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong, Headline Daily reports.

He had just enough money for the fare although he had a spare Octopus card.

Lee said he did not know he was in the wrong venue until he went inside.

At the time, he only had HK$20 left and the option to take a bus to the correct venue and risk being late.

A female janitor came forward with HK$100, telling him not to worry about the money and do his best in the exam. He made it to the examination center in time.

When Lee told his parents about the incident, they told him to return the favor and thank the person.

Lee said he never intended to shame or blame the taxi driver for bringing him to the wrong place and reflected on his own shortcomings.

He said exam takers should leave home early, check the address of their examination venues carefully and bring money for unexpected events. 

Maryknoll Convent School praised the janitor for doing a “godly” deed.

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