Just when things look the darkest, a hero emerges to stand up for us all. A set of pictures went viral on Chinese social media yesterday night featuring a foreigner fighting for what is good and just – the right of bicyclists to not be hassled by cars in the bike-only lane.
The photos show a foreign bicyclist in Beijing facing off against a car deviously attempting to use the bike lane to get ahead. Attempting, because unlike every other time, this bicyclist refuses to play by the driver’s rules. Many netizens have applauded this man’s actions as a beacon of righteousness and a shining model for “rule of law.”
While other commentators can’t help pointing out that if a Chinese bicyclist tried to pull off this stunt, he would promptly be sent flying.
Hopefully, this mystery man will appear again to battle against other everyday minor hassles in China.
by Alex Linder
[Images via Tencent]