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Mother testifies to good character of rescuer

(China Daily)

08:21, October 18, 2011

The parents of Yue Yue, a girl who had been run over by two vehicles, kneel down on Sunday to thank Chen Xianmei, who have moved their daughter to a safe place. Provided to China Daily

GUANGZHOU - Despite critics' disparagements of the woman who rescued a 2-year-old girl this past week in Foshan, Guangdong province, the girl's mother said she believes the rescuer is a good person.

"I don't have enough words to thank her with," the mother, who would identify herself only as Qu, said at the hospital on Monday.

Her praise was for Chen Xianmei, a 57-year-old woman who moved Qu's daughter Yue Yue to the side of a road after the girl had been run over by a van and a truck in a hardware market this past Thursday. Before Chen came to the rescue, 18 people had walked past Yue Yue without helping her.

A number of shopkeepers close to the accident scene denied that they had witnessed what had happened. Chen was the first person to offer help.

The rescuer hails from Qingyuan, Guangdong province, and lives with her son in Foshan, cooking meals at a small company in the morning and picking up rags in the afternoon.

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PD User at 2011-10-2072.243.125.*
Our prayers are with you Yueyue.
PD User at 2011-10-2072.243.125.*
Send the drivers to death row and the bystanders who did nothing to jail for at least 10 years.
An oversea chinese at 2011-10-19113.210.98.*
The old lady, uneducated and certainly not rich, finally came to help the poor little girl, RISES ABOVE ALL. For those who just pretend and ignored, these are the people with behavior worst than animal really brought Shame to China and Chinese people. For the drivers of he two vehicles which ran over the girl, they should received the harshest punishment. No doubt these kind of people with no morality & conscience are minority in every society, they should be condemn.
Wong Sheng at 2011-10-18114.160.71.*
they are not human, they are robot, just know about collecting money money and money, or maybe their brains is located in their buttocks. how come can a poor girl was not helped by any passers-by? what a shame is that.
VerySad at 2011-10-18175.136.173.*
I am so sorry for the little girl and her family. May God take care of her.After a day, I am still quite unable to come to terms with the callous, apathetic and whatever else terrible inhuman attitude of those who ignored her.Something has to be done to reach out to those people that they can understand such an attitude is totally abnormal and despicable.There is really no argument under heaven about the need to help or not, to immediately attend to the little child or ignore her - it is human to immediately attend to her and protect her to the utmost best till help arrives.What happened was completely disastrous for mankind and Chinese people owe a responsibility to assure others that we are not like that.Set the million strong volunteers like those in Beijing to educate the public to be better mannered into Foshan, into Guangdong, into Hongkong, into the whole of China.

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