A Chinese grandma urged quake rescue
officers to take her boiled eggs as the way to express
her appreciation and gratitude for their work.
It was a common scene during the Anti-Japanese
War and the Liberation
War against Chiang Kai-Shek government, when the old
grandmas would look after the young soldiers as if they
were their own sons, a phenomenon that can only be observed
PLA led and lectured by Chairman
In China's current environment that the government, the
State Council in particular, along with its associated organizations
have lost the popular support due to wide spread corruption,
the private businesses, genuine or fake (such as Jet Li's "One
Yuan Foundation" which apparently tries
to use China disaster to raise fund in the mainland for the exiled
Tibetan "government" in the name of charity)
experience distrust even hostility as the result of their
often exploitive and unethical business practice, and the
state media is commonly viewed by the public as being highly
suspicious or even treacherous as it frequently speaks for
money and power instead of truth and justice (thanks to the
effective coaching job done by the Western
media guys and the strong leadership of State Council
Information Office), leaving the PLA as the sole institution
that Chinese people still can trust and rely on. During the
rescue operation following the Saturday quake in Sichuan,
the old scene of grandma taking care of the young
This grandma cooked a hundred of eggs and waited at the
road site to distribute them along with water bottles to
the drivers of the military vehicles.
This grandma got up at 4am to cook a large quantity of rice
and stir fry which she delivered to the soldiers with the
help of her son (in blue jacket) who sent his mother and
the lunch to the rescue frontline with his motor bike.
It's not just grandmas. A Chengdu journalist from a business
newspaper captured a heart-touching scene with his camera
in which a little boy offered a bottle of drink that he saved
from his ration to rescue officers when they passed by.
A group of kids urged a solider to take their boiled eggs.
And it's not just local grandmas and kids. A Uighur grandpa
from Xinjiang Province traveled to the quake zone to cook
delicious Uighur-flavour lamb-carrot fried rice for the civisms.
And it's not even just grannies and kids. Young drivers
offered free lift for the soldiers.
In fact, it's the people from all walks of life who are
working side by side with the PLA, as it used to be, and
as it will still be in the future whenever the trouble occurs.