The driver's tip for Chinese New Year. Photo: Facebook, 的士司機資訊網 Taxi

A Hong Kong taxi driver was overjoyed and took to social media to celebrate his good fortune after the first day of the Chinese New Year. On Tuesday, the driver picked up a foreign family of three in Tseung Kwan O in the New Territories and drove them to a hotel in Discovery Bay on Lantau Island, Headline Daily reported.

The family was his first customer on that day. As it was the first day of Chinese New Year, the taxi driver presented a red envelope containing HK$10 (US$1.27) to the little boy in the family and explained it was a Chinese tradition as the red envelope symbolizes good luck. He wished the family a happy Year of the Pig.

When they arrived at their destination, to his surprise, the passenger presented the driver with a red envelope after paying the HK$300 fare. The driver received HK$500 in the red envelope.

The taxi driver shared his happiness on a Facebook group and said: “Oh My God, it’s really Kung Hei Fat Choy (wish you good wealth)”.

Many internet commentators praised the taxi driver, saying what he had done to his passengers was a good deed, so he should receive good returns.

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