The Taiwanese uncle in wheelchair said to me the Taipei traveler.
Upon his request seconds ago, I had grabbed the handles of his wheelchair tightly and lowered him out the train onto the platform.
It was our second day in Taiwan.
Onboard the train from Taipei to Keelung station, the wheelchair uncle had noticed our presence when we were happily taking photos in the cabin. A friend soon boarded somewhere along the journey to join him in their train ride.
When he reached his stop, uncle signalled for me and made his request. With quick instructions from him, I got uncle in his wheelchair packed with stocks of tissue paper packs, out the train – in no more than a minute! 😉
Do you know why?
Why had uncle not ask his friend for help? Hmm, I was curious.
Returning to my group, I exchanged smiles with the uncle’s friend in his seat and saw why: both men were physically-challenged, although one was in wheelchair while the other was not.
Despite their physical disabilities, both men were carrying bags of tissue packs, apparently for some form of selling work they do.