21 Oct '16, 2am

'Starbucks uncle' becomes unlikely social media sensation during Hong Kong floods

'Starbucks uncle' becomes unlikely social media sensation during Hong Kong floods

An elderly man in Hong Kong, reading his newspaper nonchalantly in a flooded Hong Kong Starbucks cafe, has become the latest hit on social media. Hong Kong was pounded by heavy rains this week, bringing floods to parts of the island. However, this old man remained unperturbed and continued to enjoy his newspaper and coffee in the Chai Wan district outlet. A photo of the scene has turned viral after Hong Kong news site TV Most shared it on their Facebook page, reported the BBC. A caption in Chinese on the post read: "Huh? The newspaper said that it would be raining today! But I forgot to bring my umbrella." The post has since received more than 19,000 reactions and 2,500 shares by bemused netizens. The shot was submitted by medical worker Kristy Chan, 23. She told the BBC she was taking photos to show her family how bad the floods were when she came across the man seated ne...

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