Girl Holds Umbrella for Disabled Old Beggar in Rainstorm

A girl holds an umbrella for a disabled beggar caught in a downpour.
A young Chinese girl holds an umbrella for an old disabled beggar during a rainstorm.
A girl in pink holds an umbrella for a disabled elderly person.

From Sina:

Girl who holds umbrella for a disabled beggar during a rainstorm ignites discussion

In the middle of a rainstorm, a thin frail girl held an umbrella for a handicapped old beggar as half of her body became soaked. This scene doesn’t just happen in novels. Recently, a netizen in Suzhou happened to capture such a precious moment with his camera. These photos attracted many netizens, with the number of hits exceeding 24,000, even being promoted to the homepage of XiCi. Netizens have one after another praised the girl as being the most beautiful scene in middle of the rainstorm. According to this Express reporter’s investigations, the very first person to post these photos is Fengniao netizen “金桥tj” who upon recalling the circumstances of the moment said: “After holding the umbrella [for the old beggar] and coming back, I think the girl cried.”

If you know this beautiful girl, please call 96060 or send a private message through Sina Weibo to Modern Express and tell us who she is.

An old beggar on a small wooden plank crawls home in the rain while a young girl holds an umbrella shielding him from the rain.
A girl in pink holds an umbrella for a disabled elderly person, the girl already thoroughly soaked.
A Chinese girl holds a purple umbrella for a disabled beggar during a rainstorm.
A girl in pink holds an umbrella for a disabled elderly person, while a uniformed man looks on from the side in the photo.
A girl walks beside a disabled beggar crawling home on a makeshift wooden cart in the rain.
The girl's clothes were already thoroughly soaked.

From NetEase:

Girl completely soaked holding umbrella to shield beggar from the rain

There are a total of 4 photos in this set, and the poster is XiCi netizen “林听海安”. In his post, he wrote: “As a result of a sudden rainstorm, a disabled person struggled helplessly in the rain when a beautiful girl carrying an umbrella rushed into the rainstorm to give concern and care for the disabled person, and even though this umbrella was completely incapable of shielding him, and the girl herself was completely soaked from the rain, she still became the most beautiful scene of the rainstorm.

This reporter saw from the photos that it was raining especially heavy at the time and a beggar with a crippled leg was slowly moving himself on a small wooden cart. Seeing this, a country girl in a pink shirt holding a light purple umbrella in her hand rushed into the rain to hold the umbrella for the beggar. Helpless, the umbrella was completely incapable of shielding against the heavy downpour. In the photos, it can be seen that the umbrella in the girl’s hand was already completely slanted towards the beggar, while her own clothes were already completely drenched from the rainwater.

Comments from Mop:


Should be ding‘d. In this numb society, and even though I don’t do good deeds, I still hope there can be more people like this.


There are still lots of good people, it’s just that sometimes good people are afraid to be good people.


A girl who moves people’s hearts, a uniformed man who makes people outraged.


Marry her, there aren’t a lot of this kind of woman left, while women corrupted by money-worship/gold-digging are too many.


If we can remove the possibility of this being someone just putting on a show and it is truly and completely someone with a good heart doing a good deed, then maybe this world is still a very warm place.


For society to still have this kind of beautiful soul, ding this up!

Comments from Sina:


Such a good girl, to marry this kind of wife would be extremely lucky.


The girl did a good thing.
However, this clearly is a publicity stunt,
the photos show that they were taken from two completely opposite angles.
The photographer, after taking photos from one side of the street, braving the heavy rain, then runs to the opposite side of the street to take pictures?


The person taking the photographs, you are truly shameless! Why didn’t you go help the elderly person at the time. For you to notice but not go and help, you are even more shameless than the person in uniform!


Time to yell at people. The photographer is capturing beauty and kindness to share with the world’s people, are we not supposed to say to him “thanks”? When battlefield reporters crawl on the ground taking photos instead of charging forth carrying a gun, can you say he is shameless?


Sigh! People’s thinking these days are too complex. Why is it that the first thing many people think of is that it is a publicity stunt, and not that what they are seeing is a girl holding an umbrella for a disabled beggar!


No matter what, the girl is kind-hearted. With that many people around who see an elderly person with difficulty moving being soaked by rain without going over to help, its truly quite cold and indifferent. [Examples of] good mentality ought to be promoted.


Thank you, good girl! What you held up was not an umbrella, but a sliver of hope for all people trapped in a rainstorm, shining a bit of light for a society caught precariously in a raging storm! May all people who are on the lowest level of society caught in the midst of a rainstorm have this kind of umbrella.


There will be a day when Chinese people will look back and find the things that we have lost…

The complete set of photos on Fengniao:

An old disabled beggar caught in a rainstorm in China.

A young girl runs out into the rain with an umbrella to help the handicapped beggar.

A Chinese girl holds an umbrella for a rain-drenched disabled beggar.

A young Chinese girl holds an umbrella for a crippled beggar in a rainstorm, becoming soaked herself.

A girl moves Chinese netizens after photographs of her selflessly helping a handicapped beggar in a rainstorm.

Chinese netizens are touched by a series of photos where a young girl selflessly aids a disabled beggar during a heavy rainstorm.

A Chinese girl selfishly holds an umbrella for a disabled old beggar in a downpour.

A girl holds an umbrella for a disabled beggar caught in a downpour.

A girl helps an old beggar get out from under the rain by holding an umbrella for him.

A girl holds an umbrella for a crippled beggar rolling himself through the heavy rain.

A girl holds an umbrella for a disabled beggar during a rainstorm, impressing many Chinese netizens.

A young girl holds an umbrella for an old Chinese beggar during a rainstorm.

Heavy rains in China.

A rainy street scene in China.

The girl returns after helping the old beggar.

The Chinese girl returns after holding an umbrella for an old disabled beggar during a rainstorm.

The young girl cries with her friends.

The girl and her friends leave the scene.

The young Chinese girl with a purple umbrella.

Someone to hold an umbrella for you in a rainstorm. Personals @ chinaSMACK.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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