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Lady Who Helped Little Girl Run Over by Van Rewarded 25K

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders.

This is an update to our previous translated report of a 2-year-old little Chinese girl who was ran over by a van and then ignored by 18 bystanders

From NetEase:

Driver of the case where a little girl was ran over has been arrested

Summary: October 13th, at the Guangfo Hardware Market in Huangqi of Foshan. A van ran over a 2-year-old little girl twice in a small alley, a few minutes later a small truck again ran over her. Over the span of 7 minutes, over a dozen people passed by, and not one extended a helping hand. Finally, a garbage scavenger ayi [older woman] helped up the girl. The night of the 16th, both drivers responsible had been caught.

From NetEase:

Ayi who rescued child rewarded with 25,000 yuan, says will give it to the little girl who was ran over

Summary: Chen Xianmei, the Guangdong Foshan ayi who saved [the little girl] received from various departments over 25,000 RMB. She stated that she will give the money to little Yue Yue. Of the 18 “cold hearted” passersby, 3 have revealed themselves and two of them said they didn’t see the child, while the other expressed remorse and guilt. In addition, the diver responsible for hurting little Yue Yue also expressed regret and felt he let down the child’s family.

From NetEase:

Ayi who saved little girl besieged by media, says she doesn’t want to become famous

The garbage scavenging ayi Chen Xianmei who saved the 2-year-old led has recently attracted the attention of the entire nation’s media, as well as the appreciation of Foshan, Guangzhou’s various government bureaus. Hundreds of domestic and foreign media rushed here to report on her. Her phone became a hotline, but she repeatedly said she does not want to be famous, and that her and her family’s lives have already been affected by the “assault” from the media.

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders.

Chen Xianmei, the garbage scavenging ayi that previously rescued 2-year-old Little Yue Yue, recently attracted the attention of the entire nation’s media. Both domestic and foreign media one after another rushed over to interview and report [on her]. Chen Xianmei expressed, “This is just a small thing. At the time, I just wanted to help a little. I didn’t think too much about it. There’s not much to say.”

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders, meeting the media.

In response to the accusation of “seeking fame” that some netizens previously made, the garbage scavenging ayi Chen Xianmei expressed that she truly isn’t seeking fame, did not think of seeking anything in return, and that helping someone isn’t a big deal. During interviews with journalists, Chen Xianmei was constantly receiving calls from the media, her mobile phone having become a hotline. Chen Xianmei ayi complained to this reporter that she has received too many calls over the past two days, and too many journalists coming to interview her, both having already affected her and her family’s normal lives, that their landlord has also expressed that too many journalist interviews has also affected the landlord.

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders, receiving a reward for her good deed.

October 17th, Guangdong Foshan, Chen Xianmei accepting the Nanhai District Civilization Office’s appreciation, thoroughly reluctantly accepting the reward money. As a simple person, she kept repeating, “I didn’t help her for money.”

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders.

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders.

Photo is of October 17th, Guangdong Foshan. Chen Xianmei is at the appreciation ceremony organized by the local government, and her phone is still constantly ringing.

Chen Xiamei, the garbage scavenger ayi who helped a little girl who had been run over twice and ignored by other bystanders.

October 17th, Guangdong Foshan, Chen Xianmei answering constant telephone questions from journalists while on her way to pick up her grandson.

Comments from NetEase:

深夜一根烟 [网易江西省网友]:

We cannot overly criticize anything the passersby did or didn’t do. To be honest, ever since we had the Nanjing judge [see previous post for explanation], the entire society has took a turn for the worse when it comes to this issue. If we did not have this video, I don’t know if whether or not this ayi would be this lucky [in being rewarded for her actions].

网易陕西省手机网友:

The Nanjing judge is the 19th passerby to not save the dying!

.xulin289 [网易浙江省绍兴市网友]:

Although this sound bad, the reality is that 90% of the people will be just like those 18 people, what they would actually do is often times not the same as what they say.

lovedingxu1 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

The reward money should be provided by the Nanjing court.

网易丹麦手机网友:

Heartache, China’s shame.

yyjz0422 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

Begging all the media, leave lady Xian [ayi] alone! Or else no one will become a Good Samaritan; you’ve all seriously intruded on her normal life.

网易江苏省泰州市网友:

Remorse? What were they doing earlier? Would people who had humanity just stand by and watch such a gruesome scene? Chinese people, ignoring what doesn’t affect them personally, sometimes not having everyone gather around to watch out of curiosity is already good enough!

网易湖南省岳阳市网友:

If it was me, I would only call the police and then walk away, I would not help her up. Reason is as follows: 1, afraid of being accused, afraid that as soon as I saved her, her parents would come out accusing me of hurting her. 2, after saving her no one will claim her, and I have to foot the medical expenses, if her parents do not show up then it would be hard for me to leave/remove myself from the situation. 3, In the circumstance that we still do not know the specifics of the traffic accident, I’m afraid if I save her then the police will catch me as the perpetrator, I can only think of these, I hope other netizens can add more. If there are people who agree with me, please repost, and I also hope the editor/author will not delete this post, as I too am a good person/law-abiding citizen.

网易北京市海淀区网友:

According to the logic of the Nanjing and Tianjin [There was a case similar to the Peng Yu case in Tianjin this year] judges, if they weren’t pushed by you, then how could she have been hit by the car? Don’t think that just because you weren’t driving the car you aren’t responsible. If there’s anything our judges are capable of it is finding ways to find you culpable/responsible, and have you pay compensation/fines.

网易山东省济南市网友:

Those netizens who say the ayi only did it for fame, may your future child be born without a butthole.

On Sina Weibo, “retweeted” over 200k times with over 40k comments…

@微博小秘书:

Please stop indifference! From now on, little secretary [referring to self] advocates that everyone use #stop the indifference# as the tag to post on weibo. The tragedy of Little Yue Yue getting ignored by 18 people should never happen again, that morality should not go astray and conscious still remain. From now on let’s begin helping those around us who needs help; caring about others is caring about ourselves.

What do you think? Do you believe people would really do what they say they would do in these kinds of situations?

Written by Joe

Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai

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