A Taiwanese grandma has been receiving heaps of praise on the Internet after a foreigner in Taiwan captured a photo of her studying English on the Taipei MRT and captioned it, “You are never too old to learn a new language.”
Taken from a towering angle, the photo showed the elder looking over her notes which included short English sentences with their Mandarin counterparts written below it.
The grandma appeared completely immersed in her studying as she cupped one hand over her mask-covered face.
The photo which was posted on Reddit, quickly became a hit among foreigners as one shared their mother’s endeavors of learning Chinese and Japanese through language-learning apps.
Taiwanese social media users also commented that the photo reminded them of their childhood when they would hold English lessons for their grandparents.
Another foreigner also poked fun at the sentences the grandma was studying, which included “The police are chasing the gunman,” claiming this must be American English.
Words such as “chicken”, “carton”, “starving” and “lamb” were also seen on the notes, which seemed to indicate the hard-working grandma was in the eating-related context of her lesson.