You’d be hard pressed to find another actor like this legend, that’s for sure!
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong yesterday (Wednesday, 23rd August 2017) with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen in 5 years. As the storm strengthened, the Hong Kong Observatory issued a No. 10 hurricane signal – its strongest – the first time it’s done so in 5 years.
The typhoon brought chaos and destruction, shut down the stock market, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, and brought Hong Kong to a standstill. It has been estimated that Typhoon Hato caused about HK$4 billion to HK$8 billion in damage, and workers are currently scrambling to clear away the mess that it left behind.
And guess which good samaritan was spotted joining in on the clean up work? None other than legendary Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-Fat (周潤發)!
A netizen ran into the 62-year-old actor on Waterloo Road in Kowloon and snapped some photos of the chance encounter before uploading it on Instagram. Although the photos have since been deleted from the account, the fan originally wrote in the caption that Chow Yun-Fat was picking up fallen branches and twigs that have been blown onto the road by Typhoon Hato.
Chow Yun-Fat later confirmed that it was him, telling Hong Kong media outlet Apple Daily that he was driving home when he saw Typhoon Hato’s trail of destruction. “There were these fallen trees blocking the road. I got out of the car and picked them up so that people could use the roads again,” he said.
Awww. What a guy ❤️