While Chow Yun-fat may be famous for being a great actor, the A-lister is also reputed to be very friendly and down to earth. Earlier today, the Hong Kong actor lived up to his reputation as an all-around good dude after he was seen clearing debris which had blown onto the roads of Kowloon during Severe Typhoon Hato.
At around 2pm today, a netizen posted snaps of himself with Chow Yun-fat on Waterloo Road in Kowloon to Instagram. In the caption of the now-deleted photos, the fan said he bumped into “Brother Fat” (as Chow is affectionately known to Cantonese speakers) picking up fallen branches and twigs which had been blown onto the road by the hurricane.
Chow later told Apple Daily that he was driving home when he saw Typhoon Hato’s trail of destruction. “There were these fallen trees blocking the road. I got out of the car and picked them up so that people could use the roads again,” he said.
The Observatory issued Typhoon Signal No. 10 today for the first time since 2012. The warning signal has since been downgraded three times — to No. 8 at 2:10pm, No. 3 at 5:10pm, and No. 1 at 6:20pm. As of 3:30pm, the government has received 466 reports of fallen trees.