103-Year-Old Beggar Discovered in Zhengzhou, Story Goes Viral

103-Year-Old Beggar Discovered in Zhengzhou, Story Goes Viral

Recently, a journalist in Zhengzhou was chatting with a beggar when he looked at the man’s ID card and noticed that he was an astonishing 103 years old. The reporter posted an article titled The Hundred Year Old Beggar online, and it quickly went viral. The local government claimed that there are several other people in their 80s and 90s in the village, they only receive 60 RMB each month and can live comfortably. A highly up-voted netizen comment said “No problem, now you’re famous, the government will have to help you. In the future you’ll be the stereotypical example for poverty assistance.”

Source: Netease

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  • jin

    For a poor beggar he sure have a nice house

    • Edward Kay

      It could be someone’s or a charity house, but he sure looks healthier than me. I’m changing my job.

  • Amused

    Actual pic or stock? His legs look super swollen

    • Bman

      Normally I would think that of course the photo of the elderly man is in fact the elderly man in the article. But since i’ve been reading cs (and generally living in China) i’ve come to assume that all photos will be fake and all stories will be sorely undertold.

  • Foreign Devil

    poverty and begging is great for your health!

  • donscarletti

    Looks really good for a 103 year old. The racist cynic in me thinks it is probably because he doesn’t have enough money to buy cigarettes and baijiu.

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