A bold move by a stranded bread truck driver in Yamanashi Prefecture has been getting praise from many people online. The truck driver from the Yamazaki bread Company handed out items from his truck to people who were stranded in the snow.
The prefecture of Yamanashi has been suffering from a heavy snowfall that has struck Japan since the weekend. In the city of Kofu, roads were closed from vehicles because they were impassable and many were left helpless and stranded because of it. However, a tweet posted on Feb 16 showed the photo of the kind-hearted truck driver taking a crate of bread from his truck and giving it to others who were also stranded in the snow. It accompanies the user’s praise for the driver, ‘Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get something from the driver of a Yamazaki Bread truck. He told me ‘Take as much as you want!’ Right now while I’m waiting for them to remove restrictions on the roads at the Dangozaka service station, that was a very precious meal to me. Thank you so much.” The post has since trended on the social network site and been reposted around 19,000 times.
Other posts lauding the driver were also shared on Twitter, such as “Yamazaki Bread is amazing” and “Yamazaki Breadman is cool.” Another man, who was so grateful for the free bread even said, “From now on, I’ll only eat Yama-pan [Yamazaki Bread].” Some netizens also praised the other drivers who helped the man put the crate down from the truck to distribute it. Another one praised the generosity of many establishments within the area, “Central road has been closed due to snow, and at the Dangozaka service station, a passing Yamazaki Bread truck is handing out bread. Sutadon and Soba Kawaraya (noodle shop) are giving out food for free. The staff of Starbucks are holding a tasting class to keep everyone amused.” The poster added that while everyone is stressed because of the snow, “this has really been comforting” to see everyone working hand in hand.
[via Japan Crush]