The China Post
Date: April 27, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh
After a spate of recent beheadings, a concerned netizen has decided to ease the
nerves of Taiwan’s statue community — by giving Canadian missionary George Leslie Mackay a free Starbucks.
A photograph showing the statue sipping happily on an iced beverage has gone viral over the past days.
The statue of Mackay was installed at Tamsui District’s Golden Shore in 2007. The site marks the spot where Mackay first landed in Tamsui in 1871. The bronze statue, situated between the Tamsui MRT station and the ferry pier,shows Mackay on one knee with his hand hands in the prayer position.
And Canda’s de facto ambassador to Taiwan Mario Ste-Marie was quick to express his gratitude to whoever helped the renowned doctor cool off, saying in a statement: “thank you so much for appreciating Dr. Mackay’s hard work in Taiwan and treating him with a nice cold drink!!!” [FULL STORY]