There are some Good Samaritans left in China after all.
Chinese society did some serious soul-searching after October’s brutal hit-and-run incident in Foshan. How could more than a dozen people walk past a two-year-old girl who lay dying in the street without so much as a brief pause? Could they really be afraid of lawsuits, as many claimed? One blogger called the incident “the shame of the Chinese people.” Was this really what they had become?
On the morning of December 9th, a five-year-old girl in Wenzhou, China, threw a mini-protest about attending kindergarten that day. So she defiantly sat in the street, which was apparently acceptable to her mother. Along came an SUV, and when the driver failed to spot the child sitting in the street, the car ran her over. The driver popped out and called for help around her. Bystanders gathered. In total, about 16 people helped lift the car off the girl. Redemption, just three months after the Foshan Indifference.
The girl was taken to the hospital, and amazingly she was not injured. She had to go to school.
China, at first your modern society was all like this:
But now it’s all like this:
The Samaritan’s helping stories beat the Society-in-Decline stories any day.