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Good samaritan ‘Spiderman’ assists elderly recycling lady in Lan Kwai Fong

A man dressed in a spiderman costume has been spotted offering a helping hand to an elderly recycling collection lady.

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Hedge fund manager and activist Ed Chin snapped the superhero on Monday evening in Central.

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“My office is in Lan Kwai Fong and it was the first time I saw something like this. Apparently, the guy is a local and I applaud him for what he did,” Chin told HKFP.

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Since Hong Kong has little in the way of a social safety net, it is not uncommon for senior citizens to collect and sell recyclable rubbish in order to support themselves. The job can pay as little as HK$40 per day.

Event: The Vagina Monologues returns to HK on Feb 12th and 14th

The 7th annual charity performance of the Vagina Monologues is to take place next month in Hong Kong.

The play, originally written and performed by Eve Ensler, has been hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous”. It has been performed all over the world, from London to Seattle.

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The Vagina Monologues Photo: VDAY

VDAY is hosting the performance in Hong Kong. VDAY is a global activist movement formed to end violence against women and girls, raising funds through benefit productions of playwright and founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play. It has raised over US$120 million and has opened shelters and provided education on the prevention of violence against women all over the world.