Elderly Couple With Laundry Business Go Viral After Dressing Up In Clothes Left By Customers
An elderly couple who own a laundry business in Taiwan have become Instagram sensations after dressing up in clothes left by customers, posting the hilarious results on social media.
Wan-Ji Chang, 83, and his wife Sho-Er Hsu, 84, own Wan Sho Laundry in Houli District, Taichung City.
They've found an incredible way to keep themselves amused, having donned outfits left behind by customers and documented the stylish looks for all to see on Instagram at @wantshowasyoung, where they have 142,000 followers.
The fashion-forward couple said that their various customers have left behind around 300 items of clothing in the past 60 years, meaning they've acquired a solid selection of pieces for their weird and wacky fancy dress box.
Sadly, while there are hundreds of unique garments to sift through, the couple said they're yet to stumble across any designer labels.
They were first inspired to start playing dress-up by their grandson, 31-year-old Reef Chang.
However, they had no idea just how popular they'd become on Instagram until they started getting recognised on the street.
Chang said his grandparents have found it interesting to play around the old clothes and discover some of the stories behind them.
Chang explained: "There are no designer brands, only vintage thrift clothes. The coolest ones are probably costume clothing. They are very unique to their owner and somehow they forgot to take them back."
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"They must have left for them for some reason and its interesting for my grandparents to discover the stories behind the clothes."
Chang said he was surprised to see just how popular his grandparents have been with their antics, continuing: "Everyone likes Wan-ji and Sho-Er and when their Instagram account reached 10k followers, the sudden change in our lives was a huge blessing to us."
"It brings energetic vibes into our home and also encourages my grandparents to keep up their faith and motivation in running their laundry shop."
Thanking fans for their support on Instagram when they hit 100,000 followers yesterday, Chang said his grandparents couldn't wrap their heads around their online popularity.
He wrote: "Wan-Ji & Sho-Er haven't entirely understood the idea of '100K people are subscribing to their newspaper', not to mention what's the idea of 'go viral' is.
"Sho-Er was a little surprised but also very confused. When she went for grocery shopping, people on the street recognised her and called her name. She said, 'I don't know you, why you know my name?'
"They don't know how is this even possible, over 50,000 followers are from other countries! I told them: 'Just try to imagine it this way, you've got many grandsons and granddaughters who also love you all over the world!'"
Featured Image Credit: Jam Press/@wantshowasyoung
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