We can't imagine what it would be like to walk 4.5km to school everyday, but this 'ice boy' in China had to do that in subzero temperatures!
A Chinese eight-year-old boy in Yunnan walked 4.5km to school in -9 degrees Celcius, showing up red-faced. His hair and eyebrows were covered in frost.
It was the first day of his final exams.
The school principal shared a photo of the boy with a funny expression on his face on Chinese social media site Weibo. It subsequently went viral.
People’s Daily reported the story and quoted the principal of the school in Ludian county, Fu Heng, as saying: “He lives pretty far from school, so by the time he got to class his hair was full of frost.” It normally takes the boy 1.5 hours to walk to school.
‘Ice boy’ goes viral on Weibo
The boy, identified as Wang Fuman, had showed up to class and made a funny face. The combination of that on his frost-covered red face caused his classmates to burst into laughter.
In an interview with the media, the child — since nicknamed “ice boy” by netizens — said it was sunny when he left the house and wore fewer layers of clothing.
People’s Daily also reported that there is no heating in the school’s classroom.
Pear Video reported that Wang lives in a mud house far from the school. He lives with his grandmother and older sister. His mother left the family while his father works elsewhere as a migrant worker.
After school, Wang helps his grandmother with farming work. As a result he has calloused hands.
Wang’s touching story attracted sympathy from netizens, with one Weibo user saying: “Child, the pain you go through now will light up your future path.”
Source: Channel News Asia
Awww. Doesn’t little Wang just melt your heart? Stories like this one really makes you feel thankful for what you have, doesn’t it?
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