Many foreigners in Taiwan have lived on the island for quite some time and may only return to their hometown once a while.
Recently, because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan, YouTuber “LoganDBeck” from the United States was asked by many netizens, “Don’t you plan to go back to the United States to avoid the epidemic?”
To many’s surprise, Logan refused and responded saying,” I am Taiwanese now “, which was positively received by Taiwanese social media users.
Logan is an American who is currently living in Changhua, Taiwan.
He explained in a recent video that since the outbreak of the epidemic in Taiwan, he has received many messages from fans and friends asking, “The United States has vaccines, do you have any plans to go back? ” and ” There are vaccines in the United States; the epidemic situation is better. Do you have any plans to go back and see your parents?”
Even his mother called to ask if he wanted to go home after hearing of the outbreak in Taiwan, Logan said.
However, Logan responded that he will wait until the epidemic situation is better in Taiwan before going back.
“I need to do this with you (Taiwanese) during these tough times; I will never abandon this place. Let’s fight this epidemic together,” Logan said.
He said that even though he misses his family very much and has flexible working hours, making returning to the U.S. not that difficult, he holds a strong conviction in his heart.
“Returning home at this time is equivalent to abandoning Taiwan. Although my skin is white and my passport is American, my heart is Taiwanese,” Logan said.
Logan also filmed himself saying, “We are all facing this serious epidemic in Taiwan together. We have to work hard together and fight together. We are a big family and a big team.”
Then he took out his favorite Taiwanese beverage “rice milk “for a drink, and humorously said that” the best drink in the world can’t be bought abroad—that is, rice milk!”
Logan jokingly claimed that this is the reason why he resolutely decided to stay in Taiwan.
After the video was published, it attracted many social media users who praised Logan, and commented, “Thank you for loving Taiwan! Let’s fight together!” and “This is so touching; A true Taiwanese!”