Thu, Nov 22, 2012 - Page 5 News List

Tale of hungry old man touches many

HELPING HAND:Netizens found the story of a DJ in Kaohsiung giving food to an elderly man inspiring, but also a sad illustration of the failure of the social system

By Huang Hsu-lei, Tsai Ching-hua and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

“I feel so sad. How many of these cases are still waiting to be discovered? Hope everyone has a kind heart like him,” a female netizen posted.

Other people are trying to locate the destitute elderly man, as some have written that he lives in an illegal housing construction in Cianjheng District (前鎮) and has been seen pushing a bicycle to collect recyclable materials around the neighborhood in the early hours of the morning.

Chien Huan-chung (簡煥宗), an official from the Greater Kaohsiung Government’s Civil Affairs Bureau, said he had heard of Uncle A-ming’s case and was trying to find him so that social welfare agencies could assist him.

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