Remember the congee stall in Homantin what gave out free congee back in October - November last year? Sadly, like most other good things in Hong Kong, it was too good to last.
Soon after the case was reported in the newspapers, the number of people who came to enjoy the free food snowballed. Even working around the clock, the owner and his staff still could not satisfy the demand. The situation was out of control. He was totally exhausted. So he quit.
I went past the place last Sunday. The stall was still in business - but under a new administration. The previous owner was nowhere to be seen. And there were no more free congee.
It was a heart-warming story. But too good to last in Hong Kong.