This amazing news comes to us from Hong Kong.
Woosung Street in Hong Kong’s old-school neighbourhood of Jordan is famous for popular restaurants serving everything from curries to seafood. This street has now been viral on social media because of a blue painted fridge with a sign that reads, ‘Give what you can give, take what you need to take.’ This simply means people who can afford to provide free food to the needy can keep the stuff inside the refrigerator and those who are in need are free to take the eatables without any tension.
The refrigerator remains open 24 hours a day and includes a variety of items like instant noodles, biscuits, tins of food, and even socks and towels for anyone who might need them. Ahmed khan, founder of a sports organization on the same street was the person who started this initiative. He was inspired to create a community refrigerator after watching a film about others doing the same thing. He said, “It’s like a dignity, that when you go home, you open your fridge to get food. So I want the people to just feel like that. Even if it’s a street, it’s their community, it’s their home, so they can simply just open it and then just put food there, and collect the food.”
This blue refrigerator project started by Khan went viral on social media and people have been dropping by to leave food inside. Recently, Janet Yeung stopped by the fridge and stacked biscuits, instant noodles, and snacks inside. She said, “I think doing good deeds does not need to be on a large scale. A small act can already show our kindness, and contribute to this world.”
Such an act of kindness is a rare view in today’s scenario. So let’s hope to learn something from Ahmed Khan who selflessly helps others and is also inspiring others to help the needy.
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