This was a top trending story yesterday on the Chinese internet…
From Sina Weibo:
Topic Introduction: On the 8th December, firemen in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, saved a baby which had been abandoned in a public toilet. The child was then rushed to the hospital by the firemen for emergency treatment, with sirens sounding the whole journey. Within the fire engine, the young captain desperately shouted on the loudspeaker for vehicles ahead to make way, whilst gently encouraging the child to hang on, filled with great compassion. This ‘Shouting Brother’ and his comrades have won another chance at life for this baby, and the child is currently safe and sound.
Baby Girl Abandoned in Cesspit, Firefighters Fish Her Out Barehanded and Take Her to Hospital
On the afternoon of the 8th December 2014, the sound of a crying baby arose from a public toilet in Yulin, Shaanxi Province. The firefighters immediately pulled her out with their hands, took off their clothes, wrap her in them, and took her to the hospital. The child is currently in a stable condition. The firefighters gave the child the name ‘Xiaoxiao’ [based on the first character in the Chinese word for “firefighting/firefighters”] and bought her clothes, milk powder, diapers etc.
The above video had 1.53 million views at time of translation.
From Sina Weibo:
@微博新鲜事 [Weibo Fresh News]: #Shouting Brother# [Reshared from] // @中国消防 [China Fire-Fighting]: Click ‘like’ to support @Shaanxi Fire-Fighting’s “Shouting Brother”! Click ‘like’ for the baby-Saving firemen! Click ‘like’ for the drivers and citizens that gave way to the fire truck! Click ‘like’ for all darlings sharing this post!
From Sina Weibo:
@陕西消防 [Shaanxi Fire-Fighting]: Shaanxi Firefighting “Shouting Brother” — On the 8th December, a baby girl was abandoned in the cess pit of a public toilet in Yulin, Shaanxi Province. After firefighting officers and men rushed to the scene, they immediately pulled the child out, wrapped her in their camouflaged clothes, and took her to the hospital. The entire ride there, the yelling and shouting inside the fire truck shook people’s hearts……
[This microblog post included the above Youku video]
Comments from Sina Weibo:
The tenderness of ‘darling, don’t fall sleep’ coupled with the pure manliness of ‘ALL CARS IN FRONT GET OUT OF THE WAY’; the tenderness of a hard-as-steel man, puts one on the edge of tears…
The baby was on the edge of death and yet there are SB criticizing the fireman for an impatient tone of voice, that he should go a little slower, that he should say ‘please’. To this kind of refined and sophisticated person, I sincerely hope that the day you fall into a cesspit and are about to drown, fire fighters will gracefully pull you out, the driver will drive ever so slowly, and also use the sweet voice of an AV [Japanese Adult Video] idol to say, softly and calmly, ‘please could everyone kindly give way, OK? If everyone doesn’t give way, then this person will to die, tee hee’.
I just saw some ‘saint’ criticising “Shouting Brother” for not having a good tone of voice, saying that he should watch his tone and use ‘please’. Seeing this, my heart seized. Why are such keyboard warriors and saints so obnoxious? Is turning the siren on not enough? You also have to gently say ‘please’? You need to be fast to save people; what are you doing playing with eloquent words at a time like that? Keyboard warriors and saints really are hypocritical.
If no one wants her, give her to me then. Right now my husband and I don’t have a baby, so give her to me then.
I really want to marry him.
Abandoning a child in a cesspit! Normal people wouldn’t be able to do this kind of thing.
This made me cry. In our eyes as outsiders, she’s just like any other darling baby, and yet she was abandoned by her own parents…
I’m truly moved and heartbroken by this.
Domestic drivers don’t really like giving way to emergency vehicles, and you have to shout like this. But how many workers are there that would shout like this? How many emergency vehicles have been delayed as a result?
I’d like to ask, is ‘Shouting Brother’ in need of a wife?
The tenderness of a rough guy, and in this moment… we all understood.
Upon hearing the sirens of special vehicles, drivers should conscientiously reduce their speed and move to the right, leaving the left lane free for special vehicles to urgently pass.
At first I felt he was putting on a show, but the more I listened the more it felt genuine, the more I listened the more moving it was! Thank you, firefighters!
If I have a car to drive in future, I’ll definitely make way for fire engines.
The moment someone calls, no matter what it is, firefighters will set out as fast as they can. ’Like’. I’m also a firefighter.
Will the child be deaf when she grows up?
I’m also a rehabilitated armed police and fire service veteran. I’m proud of my fellow comrades, and firefighters are the restless warriors in times of peace.
Firefighters and chengguan are both public servants, but why is there such a huge difference between them?
#Shouting Brother# The love of men is always expressed in action, like the love of a father, who is not good at expressing himself, who is great but wordless. The world is full of love, ad let us click ‘like’ for them.
Is there anyone like me who ended up crying as they watched [the video]? So moved.
For ‘the most loveable people’ click ‘like’.
[Note: Reference to Chinese soldiers participating in the Korean War who were called ‘the most loveable people’ in a report published in The People’s Daily.]
Is giving way to firefighters and police with their sirens on not a duty of city residents? How many people have forgotten the phrase, ‘when you hear the sound of a police, fire engine or ambulance’s siren, you must proactively make way for them’? These days, in a time where so many normal things have become abnormal, everyone instead praises and applauds the normal. Is this the state of our modern-day society? These are just my own personal opinions. “Shouting Brother” is of course passing on positive energy for everyone.
Moving, there are a lot of good people out there!