Charity Gives Migrant Workers Train Tickets & Cash

Chinese baby boy of migrant workers waves.

From NetEase:

I have previously seen an advertisement in the Nanfang Daily newspaper, saying there were good-hearted people in Guangzhou [province], Shenzhen helping migrant workers without the money to return home [for Chinese New Year/Spring Festival] by providing them with train tickets, cash, etc., and I also helped by making a post [on the internet] about it. The day before yesterday, they finally arrived in Dongguang. I saw them, it was very lively, but a pity I did not bring my camera to capture it. The pictures are reposted from another BBS discussion forum. I hope this kind of thing can happen more, so our lives can be full of warmth and caring~~~

A line of Chinese migrant workers signing up for charity.

A red scarf with the Chinese words of 'help you return home' for the charity organization helping migrant workers return to their hometowns and families for Spring Festival.

A migrant worker child looks at the camera.

A migrant worker man gets a red scarf placed around his neck.

A young Chinese boy holds onto his red pockets or red envelopes of cash.

A migrant worker shows the free train tickets and cash the charity organization gave him to help him visit home for the holidays.

A migrant worker smiles while giving a speech thanking the charity organization.

A Chinese train leaving Dongguan.

A volunteer helps migrant workers board the train home.

A migrant worker holds up a t-shirt of the charity organization that is helping her visit her family for the Chinese New Year holiday.

Comments on NetEase:

Makes my heart feel warm.

Too bad we still have to go line up to buy tickets tomorrow morning at 5:00.

Happy new year, they should have arrived at their homes by now, right?

Seeing this set of pictures, besides being moved, they remind me that it is again time to celebrate a new year, again time to go home.

Right now, good people are truly too few…
at least I haven’t run into any.

The world needs true love.

Going home, it truly feels good to go home…

This is something the government (country) should do that is currently being done by ordinary individuals. I am both sad and happy for our great motherland.

I do not need others to give me a ticket, just helping me get one will be “OK.” So many ticket dealers, fuck, I strongly recommend that train tickets be require true names [to prevent people from buying a lot of tickets and then reselling them to other people for a profit].

It seems there are still many good people, but I wish this world can become better and better.

China has never lacked heart, it only lacks faith in ZF institutions!

It simply feels different than normal [special, good] doing a good deed.

Bullshit, how come I haven’t run into such a thing? Yet another publicity stunt. There are no more tickets for 10 days later (the earliest you can book a ticket), and there are people giving away tickets? These people must be scalpers [ticket dealers].

This kind of helping is curing the symptoms not the disease. Migrant workers all leave their homes to make money. Can it be that after working one year, they cannot even afford to pay for a train ticket? The most important thing is still the problem of migrant workers’ wages. There must not be unpaid wages.

So fake, it is impossible to get a ticket even for a high price right now. Train tickets should require real names.

Comments from the “Help You Return Home” blog on NetEase:

Good people live long and well.. 2009, jia you!! But hopefully 09 will not be cold again…

[This] moves us, but I hope in the future there can be even more “help you go home” activities. I salute this company, I salute this company’s owner!

Sincerely wish all of China’s sons and daughters peace and happiness.

Having arrived in Donguan for almost 10 years, seeing these pictures is the first time I have felt warmth.

I hope the conditions at train stations from last year will not appear for this year’s New Year’~~~

Farmers/peasants are a vast group that society pays close attention to. Only when they smile from happiness will our motherland be truly worthy of praise.

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Written by Bilbo Baggins


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