By Beth Main
A recent post on Weibo has made a Nanjing bakery an internet sensation, but not for their buns. It’s the employees who make Amity Bakery noteworthy – about a third of the bakery’s employees are intellectually disabled.
The post was written by Tao Ran, vice president of Alibaba Group, and has accumulated over 22,000 re-posts to date. The bakery shot to fame online and a stream of netizens immediately put in orders on its official Taobao shop. The bakery were apparently unprepared for all this attention but also very grateful, promising to meet demand.
The bakery was set up in 2007 by the Amity Foundation, a charity founded in 1985 by Chinese Christians in Nanjing.
This positive treatment of intellectually disabled people is disappointingly rare in China. Too often we hear stories of exploitation and abuse.
[Via: Tea Leaf Nation]