“Instagram It Couple” is how one article referred to Mr. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and Ms. Hsu Sho-er, 84, who became unexpectedly famous after their grandson began styling them in clothes that were left behind at their Wansho Laundry laundromat in Taiwan. Since June, their instagram page @wantshowasyoung has gained a 542k following – and counting. “I had no idea so many foreigners would take interest in my grandparents,” said their 31 year old grandson Reef Chang who initiated the idea in an effort to “brighten up their lives.”
Reef creates “eclectic, funky and fun” looks out of whatever clothing is left behind, borrowing accessories to pull the outfits together. “Dressed like that, I feel 30 years younger,” Mr. Chang commented on one outfit. Reef noted that his grandparents are surprisingly natural in front of the camera.
“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.”Reef Chang, grandson of Chang and Hsu
The couple, married for over 60 years, have four children together. A common theme on their posts: Don’t forget to pick up your laundry. Last week, for the first time in the almost 70 years since Chang has worked at the laundry shop, a customer did just that: returned to collect their long- forgotten items and pay their bill.
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