90-year-old Taiwanese man helps those less fortunate than himself

The gentleman from southern Tainan learned about an impoverished family of six and decided to donate what little money he had

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/11/03
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The unnamed 90-year-old good Samaritan (NTVG photo)\

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed 90-year-old Taiwanese man has been lauded for his generosity after taking a trip from his hometown in the southwestern city of Tainan to Changhua County in central Taiwan to help out a poor family of six, SET News Channel reported on Nov. 1 (Friday).

The man learned the family lived in impoverished conditions, with no TV, kitchen, or bathroom, in Erlin Township, Changhua County. According to the report, the family comprises a 30-year-old father surnamed Chen, three young daughters (aged 7, 5, and 3), the man’s disabled father, and blind mother who had a mental illness.

The old man read about the family’s story in a newspaper article and learned the charity organization New Taiwan Volunteer Group (NTVG) was helping the Chen family to build a new home. In response, he decided to donate money to the charity organization.

According to a video the NTVG posted on Facebook on Oct. 31, the old man took a bus from his home in Guiren District to the train station and from there to Changhua City. After he got off the train he asked locals about the poor family by showing them the newspaper article about them that he had saved.    [FULL  STORY]

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