Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. Photo: Wong Peter@Facebook 馬路的事討論區
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. Photo: Wong Peter@Facebook 馬路的事討論區

A video clip from a dashboard camera that showed a Hong Kong driver helping a vision-impaired man who was standing in the middle of a road went viral on social media.

The good Samaritan said he was driving along Yen Chow Street in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, at 11am on Sunday when he saw an old man with a white cane standing in the middle of the road at a pedestrian crossing, whose “don’t walk” sign was on, news website reported.

He said he saw that the old man wanted to return to the other side of the road but cars and buses were driving past him, as they had the green light.

To avoid any accident, the driver got out of his car and led the man to the sidewalk. The man told him that he wanted to go to the Dragon Center, so he asked pedestrians to give the old man a hand.

The video clip was uploaded to a Facebook group and was shared and liked by at least 6,000 netizens and viewed at least 62,000 times. People praised the driver’s kindness for offering a helping hand to people in need.

The driver said the old man’s daughter sent him a thank-you message for helping her father out of danger after watching the video clip on social media.

He said he uploaded the dashcam video to alert other motorists to pay extra attention when driving.