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Whole city mobilized to eat noodles for ill restaurant owner (4)

People's Daily Online)  13:00, January 28, 2013  

The restaurant owner's wife, Jin Xiaomin(left) and chef prepare pasta in the kitchen on Jan. 25, 2013.

Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People's Daily Online

A couple of days ago, a man named Li Gang, 42, posted an entry online applealing for help. Li said he was recently diagnosed to have osteosarcoma, so he needs a large sum of money to have operation. Due to the poor economic conditions, he hoped that more people could come to eat noodles at his restaurant so that his wife would make more money to support him.

Instead of being emotional to attractive more attentions, the wording of the post was simple. It did not even use a single exclamation mark. However, it was not lost in the flood of information, but quickly forwarded on the Internet. Some netizens commented:"The sincerity and honesty can't be refused." So eating noodles in Li Gang's restaurant became a new trend in Zhengzhou city. Netizens often raised questions on microblog: "When will you eat the noodles?" (Xinhua/ Li Bo)

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