Last Friday the biggest snowstorm of the last decade hit the Tokyo area. Some of the worst off were drivers along the Chuo Expressway that runs through mountainous Yamanashi region into Tokyo.
39 inches of snow (100 cm) stopped cars and trucks in their tracks, enough that the driver of a bakery truck decided, since the delivery could not likely be completed by the sell-by date, he would give away all the pastries and breads to those stuck on the roadway.
He posted this on Twitter: “To anyone by the exit of the Otsuki Interchange: We have a full load of bread that is about to expire in the truck parked by the exit. We are handing it out to whoever wants it, so please come.”
Soon hungry motorists were flocking to the back of the truck.
(READ the story w/ photo in Rocket News 24)