By Stephanie Leung
On June 5, 2012, many gathered from far and near to honour the late Wu Bin. Wu Bin, dubbed “the best driver,” died on May 29, 2012 when his bus was hit by an iron bar. In an attempt to save 24 lives, Woo lost his own.
The government of Zhejiang called Woo a “revolutionary martyr”, and honoured him by naming him a role model.
Wu’s colleagues were quoted saying that in his 10 years of driving buses, Wu has never been in any accidents.
Both his immediate and extended family members, along with thousands of other citizens in society, were in attendance for his memorial service. Many came out of their own time in order to pay their respects.
Many had been touched by Wu’s bravery and selflessness. One of them was an elderly man of 80 years of age. He said he came to the funeral so he could send Wu off to his final destination.
Miss Yang Xi’an noted that Wu’s age was very close to her own father’s, and that Wu reminded her very much of her father. She felt that she had to pay respects to Wu.
Others, in particular, Wu’s 76 year old uncle, Luosheng Fu, travelled by bus for an hour from the nearby city of Jianqiao to see Wu off.
There are no bounds to the distance and the number of people who had arrived to honour Wu. As well as a signature book, many chrysanthemums were laid out to pay respects to local hero Wu Bin.
Photos from Yahoo China