Tong Leung Ka-fai with his wife and domestic worker Delia (center). Photo: Instagram, Nikkie Leung

Popular Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai and his family have been praised for the compassion they have shown toward their domestic worker as she recovers from a battle with cervical cancer, with social media users describing them as an inspiration for other employers.

Delia, who has been with the Leung family for 30 years, was diagnosed with stage II cervical cancer three months ago but has now beaten the illness, Sky Post reported. Chloe and Nikkie, the 21-year-old twin daughters of Leung, posted photos on social media of the family with their maid.

“My rock, my family, my daddy’s good friend, my beautiful jie jie (sister) Delia is officially cancer free,” Nikkie posted on Instagram. She said her parents had driven them to Queen Mary Hospital every day to visit Delia while she was undergoing the treatment.

Chloe praised Delia’s strong and positive attitude and said she always had a big smile during her three-month ordeal.

Leung, a four-time winner of the Best Actor gong at the Hong Kong Film Awards, said he treated the domestic worker as part of his family. He said the family appreciated what the doctor and medical personnel at the hospital had done for Delia.

Online viewers praised the Leungs as a caring family and said they had set a high standard for other employers.

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