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Criticism raining down on students who got help

By Zheng Jinran and Zhou Lihua (China Daily)

08:55, June 01, 2012

Cleaner Wu Xiuying carries a female student into a building at Wuhan Media and Communications College, Central China Normal University, in Hubei province on Tuesday. Provided by Wuhan Evening News

Cleaner carried young women across water out of kindness

A university cleaner never imagined her kindhearted action to assist young students across ankle-deep water would ignite a wave of negative reaction and sarcasm toward the female students she helped.

Wu Xiuying, 50, a cleaner at Wuhan Media and Communications College, Central China Normal University in Hubei province, carried the students after a day of rain on Tuesday left water 10 centimeters deep in front of a teaching building.

A series of pictures showing a young woman holding an umbrella and books as Wu carried her on her back were uploaded on Tuesday night by a teacher on his micro blog.

The teacher praised Wu's kind heart, but most comments were negative, criticizing the students for being too weak and worrying about their future because they couldn't overcome the difficulty of crossing the water.

who receive their help," Zhang said.

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Peter at 2012-06-0298.112.172.*
Male student carried female student is normal, nothing wrong with that . But a young female student made a 50 years old woman carried her is totally heartless and unbelievable.

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