(From Xian Xiang Morning News) Yesterday, a photo named “Little brother needs to sleep” got retweeted almost 1000 times within one hour on QQ weibo (and the number mounts to 6962 within 24 hours). Many netizens were moved by the little girl’s love for her baby brother, and some offered to donate money.
The photo was taken on July 29th this year in rural primary school in Fenghuang County when the girl was listening to the teacher but her brother was crying for sleep, she immediately hugged and rocked him to sleep while at the same time feeling tired and sleepy too. According to photographer Lu Qixing, the girl’s parents were working in a city far away while her grandparents were too busy with farming, so she had to take care of her little brother herself. Her little brother’s head was bigger than normal due to malnutrition.
Teacher Wu Jianhui said the girl was in second grade, the phenomenon of stay-at-home children having to bring their little siblings to school prevailed in Miao ethnic villages of Shanjiang Town, Fenghuang County.