A man dressed in a spiderman costume has been spotted offering a helping hand to an elderly recycling collection lady.

Hedge fund manager and activist Ed Chin snapped the superhero on Monday evening in Central.

“My office is in Lan Kwai Fong and it was the first time I saw something like this. Apparently, the guy is a local and I applaud him for what he did,” Chin told HKFP.

Since Hong Kong has little in the way of a social safety net, it is not uncommon for senior citizens to collect and sell recyclable rubbish in order to support themselves. The job can pay as little as HK$40 per day.


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