Hsu Hsiu-e (83 years old) and Chang Wan-ji, (84 years old) are the owners of the Wansho Laundry in central Taiwan. During the lockdown, their grandson, Reef Chang, talked them into dressing up in unclaimed clothes their customers had abandoned years ago. Now their Instagram account @WantShowAsYoung, became a huge hit and counts more than 500,000 followers. “Their business is not always busy. They would doze off in the shop and their spirits weren’t high. So I thought since our family has these clothes, I can remind people to pick up their clothes and remind my grandparents their life can still be great even in old age,” said ReeF Chang to BBC News. “I never would’ve thought at my age so many people would want to look at pictures of me,” echoed his grandma.
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6/27-7/27，讓萬吉和秀娥多麼驚奇一個月！ 秀娥：「不要覺得自己老就想每天休息，因為這樣，只會讓你越來越老！」 一個月前的今天，姑且一試的發了照片，沒想到讓萬吉秀娥從不知道Instagram 的老人，變成了會看留言的年紀大的人！ 👴🏼萬吉（身長160） 針織衫：至少5-10年未取針織衫 上衣：萬吉私服T-SHIRT 短褲：萬吉私服工作褲 👵🏼秀娥（身長155） 上衣：至少3-5年長版落肩T-shirt 裙子：秀娥30年以上私服 💡溫馨提醒｜洗衣服請記得拿❤️ From 6/27 to 7/27, what a surprising month for Wan-Ji and Sho-Er! Sho-Er said, “Don’t just keep resting every day because you think you’re old. This will only make you older!” One month ago, I’d posted some photos and unexpectedly turned Wan-Ji and Sho-Er from old peoples that didn’t even know Instagram to someone that read through comments! 👴🏼Wan-Ji（160 cm） Sweater: unclaimed for 5-10 years Top: Wan-Ji’s own T-shirt Bottom: Wan-Ji’s own working pants 👵🏼Sho-Er（155 cm） Top: Long, oversize T-shirt, unclaimed for 3-5 years Dress: Sho-Er’s own dress, worn for at least 30 years 💡Remember to pick up your clothes ❤️ #萬秀洗衣店 #萬秀的洗衣店 #wantshowasyoung #grandparents – – _ #mixandmatch #clothes #ootd #instafashion #style #fashion #couple #夫婦 #80代 #grandma #grandpa #femmefuture #classyvision #vintage #古着 #コーディネート #love #laundry #outfits
Wan-ji, started to work when he was only 14 years old to help his parents and said that people started to forget about their clothes in the past few years when shopping got way cheaper. The couple has donated hundreds of clothing items to charities for those who have suffered from natural disasters. But they still have so many pieces of clothing at their shop that have not been claimed. They are not looking to retire anytime soon and Reef is preparing to do a “winter season collection” next.