105-year-old grandpa sells mantou at Taipei bus stop to raise funds for his sick son
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos surfaced earlier this month on Taiwanese social media of a 105-year-old “grandpa” selling “mantou,” or steamed buns, to raise money for the care of his sick son.
On April 13, photos appeared of an elderly man selling mantou at a bus stop in Taipei on the Facebook page 食現Ünlimited journeŸ. In the original post, the manager of the page wrote that “Although Grandpa’s mantou is not beautifully packaged, it is really big and solid! If you have a good heart and happen to pass by, please help out.”
The Facebook blogger wrote that the man sells mantou near the Jingmei Bus Station every day in Taipei’s Wenshan District, before switching to a spot near Exit 1 of the Wanlong MRT Station in the evening. The blogger wrote that they bought his entire stock of mantou to enable him to go home early and also purchased dinner for him.