Received a Mooncake on the Street

The other day, I wanted to go back to Taipei after having dinner at Yingge.

 

On the way to the train station platform, a middle-aged woman was carrying a heavy box and going down the stairs. I helped her move the box without any intention, however, she surprisingly gave me a valuable item with saying “Thank you!”

 

I replied “It was nothing, I don’t really deserve any.” The woman from Southern Taiwan insisted that I’ve got to take that gift. “It’s a Southern people’s culture. When we get helps from others, we’ve got to show our gratitude.”

 

I came home and opened the paper bag. It was famous mooncake from Taichung City. A few days before Mid-Autumn Festival, I felt warm with such an unexpected gift from warm-hearted Taiwanese once again.