A Weibo post highlighting the generosity of a woman in Nanjing after she bought breakfast for an elderly female beggar has gone viral, garnering numerous shares and comments.
A couple of photos showing an elderly female beggar eating breakfast in a Nanjing restaurant in Jiangsu province were uploaded by web user @孤独患者_安 to his Weibo account at about 9:30 a.m. this past Friday morning. He captioned the photos “When I was eating my breakfast at Xinsifang restaurant near Chengge old alley, I saw an elderly woman begging for a meal from a young female customer. The lady bought the elderly woman a breakfast without any hesitation. It was so touching that I’d like to give a thumbs up to the kind-hearted lady.”
The web user, surnamed Chen, told reporters that he was sitting in the restaurant to eat his breakfast that day. Just a few customers were there, including the young ladies in the background of the photograph. The elderly beggar came in and said to the young ladies, “I am hungry, please give me something to eat.” The woman behind stood up and without hesitation bought the woman a meal, according to Tencent News.
Many netizens commented on the post expressing the admiration for her deed. One gushing user commented “The lady looks beautiful and her heart is more beautiful. That’s what a real ‘goddess’ should do.”
“One good turn deserves another. Hope this spirit will be passed on.” wrote @Boxes嘭. Another user named @Bubbleyyy added, “Great! She is a role model for us all!”
Weibo users have always had a soft spot for Good Samaritan stories. Last October everybody was talking about the Zhejiang man who rushed over to help a girl who had been crushed under a truck, only to discover after rescuing her that it was his own daughter.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Weibo]