Over the weekend, a little girl was spotted helping her street cleaner mom sweep up the streets around Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, even with the temperature outside rising above 40 degrees Celsius.
A local policeman and Weibo user named Xiao Zhou captured the pics while he was out on patrol. He said that he thought the little girl looked like she was only 6 years old and was helping out her mom nicely, despite the oppressive heat.
Upon noticing the situation, Xiao Zhou came over and handed two bottles of water to the girl and her mom, reminding them to take a rest when they could.
Officer Xiao Zhou posted the pictures to Weibo, writing: “Street cleaners are really hard-working people who take care of our environment. If you can behave yourself and do not litter the ground with trash, those street cleaners might not have it so hard.”
“Yes, we should stop littering,” one Weibo user concurred.
“She’s such a sweet and sensible girl!” another netizen wrote.
“Meanwhile, the government should raise their salaries. It’s really hard working on such hot days,” another argued.
Last year, a similar scene was spotted on the streets of Shaanxi, with one schoolgirl using her Golden Week break to help her overworked mom clean up the streets.
What have you done for your mom lately?
By Sophie Wang
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