An American Girl Embraces her Xi’an Uncle after being Reunited with Her Cell Phone

2018-05-24 17:34:03 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province


An American girl traveling in Xi’an accidentally left her mobile phone on the washbasin when she went to the toilet. The phone was given to the toilet cleaner by a kind-hearted citizen. When the cleaner returned the phone to the girl, the girl gave him a warm hug to express her thanks.

Yesterday, some heartwarming news was spreading on the Internet. An American tourist left her mobile phone on the washbasin when she went to the toilet. The phone was given to the toilet cleaner by a kind-hearted citizen. The cleaner then gave back the phone to the girl and the she embraced the cleaner to express her thanks.

Yesterday afternoon, a reporter from the Huashang Newspaper came to the Drum Tower Square looking for this warmhearted cleaner. But he was not to be found.

The reporter contacted Mr. Ma who posted the news on the Internet. He said that it occurred at around 5 o’clock on May 22nd. He saw a foreign girl crying in the square. After inquiring with several students, he learned that she lost her cell phone when using the toilet.

According to Mr. Ma, the university students said that the girl came from the US and came to Xi’an with a tourist group for travelling. The phone she had lost stored many photos of her and her friends that they took in China, but she didn’t know who to turn to for help because she couldn’t speak Chinese. The students then went to the toilet she had been to with her. Uncle Wang, the janitor of the toilet, gave back her phone after verifying the type and color of the phone. To express her gratitude, the girl gave uncle Wang a big hug, who responded with a timid smile.

According to uncle Wang, the phone was found by a lady on the washbasin, and she gave the phone to him, so he could return it to the owner if she came back.

Mr. Ma said the girl gave uncle Wang 100 yuan for her thanks, but he wouldn’t take it until she insisted on it. Mr. Ma thought it was a heart-warming scene, so he captured this moment on camera and posted it online.

The photos received many comments, most of which were praising uncle Wang for his warm-heartedness, some also making positive remarks to the lady who found the phone and gave it to uncle Wang.

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