On July 2nd, an old man yelled at a sick child for not yielding her seat to him on a crowded bus in Hefei, Anhui.
He told the girl, “You should give me your seat because I’m an old person,” reports Anhui Business Times. To prove this, he took out his “Old Age Certificate,” a document that gives seniors benefits or priority in public services.
The girl did not say anything. Still sitting, she continued to cough due to a cold. Shaking with anger, the mother of the child declared that they are getting off the bus. The old man said in response, “You people have no respect for the elderly, get lost!”
On Weibo, many cursed the old man for his behavior, calling him out for bullying a little girl. Some speculated that he was once a Red Guard in the Cultural Revolution. One wrote, “It’s not that old people became bad; it’s a bad guy who became old.”
Fortunately, no one got hurt, but in another incident an old man and his cronies beat up a guy who refused to yield his seat.
By Amy Yang
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