A photo of an old man enjoying a newspaper and a coffee at a flooded Chai Wan Starbucks went viral on the TV Most Facebook page on Wednesday.

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The inspiring image, which encapsulates the unheeding resilience of Hongkongers everywhere, gained over 12,000 Facebook “reactions” and over 1,500 shares.

A photo posted a little later showed that the intrepid citizen had been joined by another adventurous soul.

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It wasn’t long before netizens took to Photoshop…

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Photo: Tsz Him Ko, via Facebook.
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Photo: Kristy Chan, via Facebook.
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Photo: Tham Kj, via Facebook.
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Photo: Manfred ToTo.
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Photo: Adam Lam, via Facebook.
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