Brother Sharp calls for aid to homeless people

09:21, May 05, 2010      

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Cheng Guorong hands out canned herbal tea to a beggar on the streets of Shunde on Monday, May 3, 2010. [Photo: chinanews.com]

Cheng Guorong, probably the most famous beggar in China, has called on society as a whole to care for homeless people.

Cheng Guorong, who is now employed by an enterprise in Shunde, South China''s Guangdong Province, handed out canned herbal tea to beggars on the city''s streets on Monday, Chinanews.com reported.

Cheng said he hoped distributing herbal tea, which is traditionally believed to be good for the health during hot summers, will help these homeless people keep cool. He called on society to offer them a hand, said the report.

Cheng caught the attention of many Internet users in China after some photos of him were posted on the Internet. Thanks to his "good looks and sharp style," he soon had a team of fans who nicknamed him Brother Sharp.

Before Cheng became the most talked about personality in Chinese cyberspace, he had been wandering the streets of Ningbo, East China''s Zhejiang Province, for about 10 years.

Fortunately, Cheng''s family members, who had lost contact with him, recognized Cheng after reading news reports about Brother Sharp and then reunited with him with the help of local homeless center in Ningbo.


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