A girl in Hubei saw her grandmother’s good intentions go a step too far when she came home to find a newly purchased pair of “fashionably ripped” jeans all sewn up and “fixed” by the dear old lady who’s become somewhat of an online celebrity for her “precious” deed.
According to Jingzhou Evening Daily, the girl surnamed Liu had been out on business when she received a package containing a pair of fashionably torn-up jeans (a la Abercrombie & Fitch 2001) that she’d bought online.
Her grandmother, who was staying in Liu’s room while visiting, found the purposely damaged jeans and was baffled at the sight. Liu came home to find the pants “mended”, with all the holes stitched up by her grandmother.
“I am sure my grandma’s help was with good will but actually she gave me more trouble. I spent a lot of time unraveling it,” Liu said.
Grandma has become somewhat of an online celebrity among netizens who probably see a reflection of their own dearly oblivious elders in the story. Almost 5,000 web users commented on the post, most of whom gave grandma a thumb up.
“I’ll save the pants because it’s so precious!” user 甜心匣子小妞 said.
闪言微语 said emotionally, “I am touched by this grandma. She’s the best designer. I am thinking of my late grandma now! I am missing her!”
“Whenever she goes visiting grandma, she can just wear the pant that fixed by grandma (to make her happy),” netizen 柠檬树爱巴黎 suggested.
“Well, it’s more fashionable after it’s ‘fixed'” 拼命姑凉 said.
坦斯克瓦特瓦 added, “Grandma fixed it very well. She did it with love.”
Liu was cited as saying that she would spend more time communicating with grandma and telling her more about the things that young people like.
By Lucy Liu
[ image via sina weibo]