A young firefighter named Bu Wenming has become a sensation online after pictures went viral earlier this week showing him gulping down a truly enormous bowl of instant noodles.
According to NetEase, Bu and his fellow firefighters had been training non-stop for two days and finally returned back to the station at 2 a.m. in the morning. Completely famished, they all rushed to the canteen to fill up their empty stomachs with the only thing on the menu — instant noodles.
After a while, many firefighters had finished their meals, leaving lots of leftover noodles inside one bowl. But, with his own hunger still not satisfied, Bu kept right on going, devouring all the remaining noodles inside the bowl and even gulping down the soup to go along with it.
As he was devouring the noodles, some of this coworkers recorded the remarkable event with their phones and uploaded the pictures online. It wasn’t long before those photos went viral on Chinese social media.
Later, when asked why he had such a big appetite, Bu replied that he definitely isn’t a big guy, but the workload and excruciating training had left him exhausted. Only by eating a lot of food could he gain enough energy to go on.
Netizens on Weibo have called for the hungry firefighter to be rewarded for his dedication with more tasty and varied dishes, instead of just a mere bowl of instant noodles.
“Why do the firefighters only get to eat instant noodles? They’ve been working for two days straight, so the chef should have at least cooked up some dishes for them,” one web user wrote.
“Please, at least add some eggs! Is the station really so poor that it can’t afford two eggs for each firefighter who risks his life to save people?” another asked.
“I’m sure whoever offers to buy meals for this dude will be broke in no time!” one netizen quipped.
“Instant Noodle Brother” has become so popular online that he probably won’t have any trouble meeting women, but if he wants to find someone with similar interests he should try to find this woman who demolished a 1.6-kilogram bowl of noodles in 31 minutes. What a cute and ravenous couple they would make!
By Katie Ngai
[Images via CCTV News / NetEase]