This grandmother was fined by a police because of operating illegal stall. The next action of the police made the elderly cried.
In Taiwan’s walkways, stalls are flocking, however, these stalls are illegally operating or without a license. When the policeman caught them on sight, stall operators were given a fine.
A netizen witnessed a police patrolling a busy street crowded by stalls. Some younger and more capable to escape stall owners are able to pack up quickly but this particular grandmother who operated a stall was too old to run away.
The next move of the policeman is what made the netizens broke into tears.
According to Good Times, this Taiwanese netizen from Pingtung County went out for a leisure walk with his friends. They came to a busy street with stalls on both sides of the street. Suddenly, all of the store owners suddenly started packing up their things and ran away as they saw a policeman on patrol duty walking down the street. The store owners were very agile and were gone in an instant. The street was quiet again but there was a stall that was still in the middle of packing things. It was operated by a grandmother. As she was very old, her movement was very slow to escape. In just a few minutes, the policeman had already reached her stall and the policeman explained to her that she had gone against the law.
The netizen who witnessed the event heard the grandmother pleaded with the policeman: “Please do not issue me a fine”
Despite how pitiful the grandmother pleaded with the policeman, the cop still issued her a fine. After the police issued the fine, he pulled out his wallet and pulled out two pieces of a thousand dollar notes. He then gave the fine and two thousand Taiwanese dollars to the grandmother.
The grandmother who previously pleading the policeman not to issue her a fine stood there astounded and did not dare to accept the money.
The policeman insisted that the grandmother take the two thousand Taiwanese dollars and then turned around. The grandmother stood there with tears rolling in her eyes. At the same time, the netizen cried after seeing the incident as well.
The netizen shared this story on social media and immediately caught the attention of the online community. here are some of their comments:
“99.99% of Taiwanese policemen are warm and kind hearted.”
“There are a lot of disappointments in life but among these disappointments are warm and kindhearted events that made our world a better place to live in.”
There was also a message from a student studying at the Central Police University: “The policeman was doing his work according to the law and it must have been tough for him to issue this grandma a fine. He had to issue this ticket as it was to prevent stall owners from operating their business at illegal areas. Senior, you are so cool!”
A lot of people think that police would mercilessly issue fines but have you ever thought that whether policemen are really that heartless? Policemen are not merciless in the first place. Everything is written down in black and white. We are the ones who are ignoring the law but we are also the ones pleading to the police and thus, giving them a hard time.
Policemen may seem as cold and merciless but when they are off duty and not wearing their uniforms, they are just the same like us. They too are compassionate towards civilians as well. When they see others in trouble, they also feel sad and would give a helping hand as well. It is good to see the public in Taiwan can rely on their warm and kind policemen to make the society safer and better to live in.
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