Seoul Commuters Were Crying After Hearing an Unexpected Announcement on the Subway

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak making things even more stressful for commuters, perhaps a message like this one was what everyone needed.

The subways in Seoul are typically bustling with people, but surprisingly quiet since most commuters keep their eyes fixed to their phone screens and their ears focused on the sound of their earphones.

But in the midst of the silence on March 10 in a train on Line 2, an announcement came on in the train that was very different from the usual announcements commuters hear.

Hello, everyone. Did you have a hard day?

– Subway Announcement

The warm voice of a young man continued and made a reference to Alice in Wonderland.

How was your day, everyone? In ‘Alice in Wonderland’, they say ‘I choose my own mood. I choose to be happy today.’

– Subway Announcement

As the warm message went on, commuters began to take out their earphones, one-by-one.

Just like that quote, how about we all only think about the goods things that happened today and shake off the difficult memories? If you leave your tiredness and sickness on the train, I’ll take it away for you.

– Subway Announcement

The unexpected words of comfort made commuters tear up behind their face masks.

You all worked hard today. Please leave your worries on this train and wrap up your day with comforting thoughts.

– Subway Announcement

This message rang through the speakers on the Line 2 train from Seocho Station to Sadang Station.

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak making things even more stressful for commuters, perhaps a message like this one was what everyone needed.

 

Source: Insight
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