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Hongkong actor Lai Lok Yi may be a popular TVB star living in a huge luxury apartment that’s reportedly worth millions of dollars, but the 41-year-old comes from very humble beginnings and certainly knows what it’s like to go through tough times.

After losing his father to cancer at a young age, Lok Yi’s mum struggled to raise him and his two brothers all by herself.

The family lived in a public housing estate and had to rely on the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme, a welfare programme that provides financial assistance to those in need.

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