Date
23 September 2017
A convenience store clerk on Shum Wan Road paid for an elderly customer on a rainy Saturday morning when the latter ran out of cash. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook
A convenience store clerk on Shum Wan Road paid for an elderly customer on a rainy Saturday morning when the latter ran out of cash. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook

Convenience store clerk pays for elderly man on a stormy day

How did you spend your days during the stormy weekend?

A local netizen named Chucky Wai shared a heartwarming anecdote on his Facebook page.

Wai said a convenience store worker offered a helping hand to an elderly man who did not have enough cash in hand.

When Wai entered the convenience store in Wong Chuk Hang to have breakfast, he saw an old man trying to make a purchase but ran out of cash.

“Old chap, you can pay the money back tomorrow,” Wai heard the convenience store clerk telling the man.

After the man left, the employee took some cash out of his own pocket and put it into the cash register, Wai said.

Wai praised the store worker, saying he has “earned honor for Hong Kong.” A Facebook page, Southern Buddies, also complimented him for being “the glory of Southern District.”

But the convenience store clerk said he was just “doing what a human being is supposed to do,” Ming Pao Daily reports.

“We all get old. You and I will have memory problems,” the clerk said. “They do not intend to owe you money.”

In case they don’t repay, no one will remember those few dollars, he said.

Even so, the clerk later said he got his money back. The elderly man did not betray his trust.

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