Proving that being an asshole is something you learn, not something you’re born with, a little girl in Guangzhou insisted on stopping to help a street cleaner who had fainted due to the heat, after numerous adults ignored the woman.
According to the Guangzhou News a female street cleaner fainted on Huancun road on Wednesday due to the sweltering heat. Many passersby ignored the unconscious woman until a small girl, walking by with her mother, insisting on stopping and shielding the woman from the sun with their umbrella until help could arrive.
A man surnamed Fok told reporters that once he heard the little girl shout “Mum, quick, help her!”, he was shamed into doing so himself. He and several of his colleagues carried the woman into some shade while another passerby telephoned for an ambulance.
The country’s first good samaritan law came into effect in Shenzhen on August 1, hopefully other cities will follow suit, meaning that adults can help people without fear of being sued just like this little girl.
Update, August 5: Internet sleuths have traced this story to its source and discovered that it was planted by an umbrella company, so don’t buy any umbrellas because of this story.