Looted and returned, with help of Weiboers

Alia | April 6th, 2012 - 4:56 pm

2 boxes of eye drops and 7 boxes of high-end female clothes with a total worth of more than 700k yuan fell of Wang’s cargo truck at Fenghuang Road, Chengdu on April 3. Wu, who parked nearby and failed to honked Wang’s attention, decided that he would pick up the boxes and return them to Wang. But when Wu returned for more boxes, everything was gone.

“They were fast,” Wu commented on passing cars that looted the boxes, “They slowed down, opened their doors, grabbed a box and then drove away.”

When Wu finally found Wang to return the only box he got, he found Wang in complete despair. Wang told local journalist that the lost clothes are extremely expensive with 4-digit price tags each. The lost 7 boxes cost about 700,000 yuan, a number too big for him to even image.

“I only got about 200 yuan for a job like this. The company asked me the pay for the lose, which means I will have to work for free without spending a penny for the next 10 years.” Wang cried and kneed down to plea for looters’ kindness in a TV interview.

Footage of Wang kneeing down to beg for return of those boxes soon got viral on Sina Weibo. Tens of thousands of netizens retweeted screenshots of Wang’s plea and condemned the greed of the looters.

In 56 hours, all 9 lost boxes were returned to Wang. Thanks to the power of Weibo, a story started with a not-so-nice start got a happy ending.

“I don’t know what to do.”

Wang kneed down to make a plea to looters

“To pay back 700k, the only thing I can think of is to jump into a river and die.”

Original news video

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