After 35 Days of the Epidemic, I Saw the Reality of the World-1


This original article is in Chinese from https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/109274312. I was moved to tears when I read these stories, so I translated into English to share with you. May God help us to fight and win this battle.

It has been 35 days since the government sealed the city of Wuhan and began to fight the epidemic. It’s been an unusual month, and many things have happened. Some left, others stayed. Some died, and others were healed. Some were flustered and anxious, while others stayed calm. Some were full of resentment, yet others risked their lives to help others. When I see footage from Wuhan on the news, I am touched by things that happen in this brand new world.  I genuinely feel that this is the reality. Today, I want to write down some small things about the events in Wuhan. Because here, I see the light of the world.

 

01

During special times, cleaners are afraid to come to work. But this time, cleaning had to be done. How, then, was it going to get done? The dean’s son took the position. The boy, who was still studying in America, worked hard as a cleaner for two weeks. He mopped the floor, disinfected, and wiped chairs. He did everything.

Strong youth makes a strong country. Every time I see such a child, I am reminded that tomorrow is full of hope.

I give the child the thumbs up. I’m going to give dean a thumb up too. There are no excellent children without good families.  An excellent education is to let children be able to enjoy blessing and take hardship. He can hold his head high and bend over. We can learn from both the dean and his son.

02

February 5. The heavy snow.

Dongying, Shandong.

The police, who had been busy all morning, began to have lunch. It was a shabby open-air lunch. There were no seats, and the “table” was the front cover of the police car. Snowflakes drifted disorderly into the box lunch. The hands and ears of the policemen turned red from the cold.

But no one was allowed to care much, because they had their task, and they had to eat quickly to return to work.

“When can we go out to eat hot pot ?” You may ask.  We are so fortunate to be able to sit at home and eat. It was the people who moved forward with heavy loads in the snow and ice who secured our peace at home.  Now, it is our responsibility to say “thank you”.

May the outbreak pass quickly, so they can return to their warm homes as soon as possible.

03

The epidemic was serious, and the young man was unable to return home for the New Year.

His neighbor, a Shanghai woman, saw that he had not gone out for several days. Fearing that he would run out of food, she took out some of her vegetables and put them in the hallway for him to take.

It is said that distant relatives are worse than close neighbors. That’s true. A kind and friendly neighbor is able to help out when it matters most. I would like to thank this lady. Though her deed was small, her kindness remains precious. She is a good role model. I hope that each of us in China deeply cherishes this same kindness for others.

Let kindness enlighten this problematic world.

04

In Wuhan, a father went to deliver supplies to his son, who was working on the front line.

When the son saw his father, he instinctively backed away from him and said, “don’t come near me. Put down your things and go.” The father put the things far away under a tree and turned away. The son turned his head away and cried. The mother in the car waved to him. “Take care, son!”

The mother said her heart broke when she saw her son back away. She held the child for 20 years, but suddenly, she could not even get close to him. 

Don’t feel bad, mom. He was old enough to fight. Today, he is not only your good son but also a good soldier of the country. Please cheer him on at a distance.

May he be fearless and return with a great victory.

05

There was also a young man, Wei Jia, 21 years old, who is an auxiliary police officer on the front line of the epidemic.

The task was so steep that he didn’t go home for the Spring Festival. At noon, he called his mother and said: “you rest assured, I am okay.” But when he hung up, he cried. While crying, he sat on the ground and began eating from a box lunch.

He stuffed a few mouthfuls of rice, wiped a few tears, and hurriedly took a small book to work.

At age 21, he is still a big kid. But his small shoulders carry the heavy burden of the country. Thank you, young man. When the battle is over, go home and let your mother make up a meal for you.

We permit you to remain a mother’s child.

06

Raincoat sister- the owner of the box lunch restaurant.

After the outbreak, she rushed from Chengdu to Wuhan, where she spent almost two days without sleep, sterilizing, checking, firing, and making free box lunches for medical staff. At first, there was no protective clothing. She wore a raincoat and ski goggles every day and drove to deliver meals. Her arrival allowed many of the doctors there, who normally ate instant noodles every day, to finally have a chance to taste a decent meal.

One day when she went to the hospital to deliver food, the doctors lined up to pick food. She asked a doctor what he wanted to eat. He said, “We don’t choose, we can eat anything. It is not common to have such a good box lunch. It will be gone in a few days.” On her way back, she cried as she drove, saying to herself, “I won’t go until the epidemic is over! The doctor worked hard to save people. We worked hard to cook! I don’t need a donation. I have plenty! I have been a low-key person in my life, and I am cautious, but on the issue of patriotism, I will never be low-key! Don’t ask me if I’m afraid or tired, I only know that we can fight the epidemic with one heart, we can work together to overcome difficulties!”

 

Someone asked her: “How long can you persist with this delivery?” She answered: “Ready to sell Ferrari at any time!” A netizen messaged her and said, “I’m from Hubei. I thank you!” She replied, “We are all one family facing an epidemic.” “Someone saw her video and gave her food. One master Zhou, who refused to say his full name, gave her a whole cart of various fresh vegetables. She thanked him with tears. Some medical staff secretly put a few boxes of milk in her car after taking the box lunch. Online, some said: “When the epidemic is over, let’s go burst her store. Let her move to a big house in Wuhan in 2021! “Love pushes love, and light begets brighter light.

When good people hold hands, spring should soon come.

疫情整整35天,我在抖音看到了最真实的人间

武汉封城抗疫,整整35天了。这不寻常的一个多月,发生了太多太多事。有人出征,有人留守。有人离世,有人痊愈。有人慌乱焦虑,有人不以为意。有人满怀怨气,有人万死不辞……我每天刷视频的时候,都会被这崭新的人间万象触动。也深深觉得,这才是最真实的人间。今天,我想记下一些小事。都是很不起眼的小事。但我悉心收藏了它们。因为在这里,我看到了人间的微光。01

01

这是一家医院。

特殊时期,保洁员都不敢来上班了。可是清洁工作必须做。怎么办?院长的儿子顶了上来。本来还在美国读书的孩子,兢兢业业做了两个星期保洁员。拖地、消毒、擦椅子……勤勤恳恳,啥活都干。

来自抖音@墨墨的奶奶

少年强则国强。每次看到这样的孩子,都觉得明天充满希望。

给孩子点赞。更要给院长点赞。没有好家教,哪来好孩子。真正好的教育,就是让孩子享得起福,也吃得了苦。昂得起头,也俯得下身。向院长父子学习。

02

2月5日。大雪。

山东东营。忙了一上午的民警们,开始吃午饭了。这是一顿寒酸的露天午饭。没有座位,餐桌是警车的前车盖,雪花纷纷扬扬飘进盒饭里,看着都凉。民警们的手和耳朵,都冻得通红。但谁也顾不得那么多,因为身上还有任务,必须赶紧吃完,赶紧干活。

来自抖音@东营公安我们矫情着“什么时候才能出去吃火锅啊”的时候,不会想到,其实坐在家里正正常常地吃饭,已是莫大的幸运。是人家在冰天雪地里负重前行,才换来我们安心在家的清闲安宁。人不能不知足,更不能不知恩。这次疫情,一线干警付出了太多。在此说句“谢谢”吧。

愿疫情快点过去,你们也早日回到温暖的家。

03

疫情严重,这个小伙子过年没能回家。

邻居上海大妈看他好几天没出门,怕他弹尽粮绝,特地把家里的菜都搬出来,放到了楼道里,让他随便拿。

来自抖音@犹可期待

都说远亲不如近邻。真没错。一个善良友好的邻居,有时候真能帮上大忙。谢谢这位阿姨。这件事很小,但您的善良珍贵。您是一个好榜样。希望我们每个中国人,都深怀这份“为他人着想的善良”。

让这艰难的世间,多几分温柔。

04

武汉。一位父亲去给在一线工作的儿子送物资。

儿子看见父亲,本能地向后退,隔着很远说:“不要靠近我。”“放下东西,快点走。”父亲远远地把东西放在树下,转身离开。儿子把头转向一边,哭了。车里的妈妈朝他挥手:“一定保重啊,儿子!”

来自抖音@亮哥&艾莉妈妈说,看到儿子向后退的那一刻,她的心都碎了。自己捧在手里20年的孩子,怎么忽然,就不能靠近了。别难过,妈妈。他长大了,要去战斗了。今天,他不只是你的好儿子,更是国家的好战士。就请远远地给他加油吧。

愿他无惧无畏,愿他大胜而归。

05

还有个小伙子,叫魏佳,21岁,是抗疫一线的辅警。

任务艰巨,过年他没能回家。这天中午,他给妈妈打了个电话,说:你们放心,我好着呢。但是挂了电话,他偷偷哭了。一边哭,一边苦哈哈地坐在地上吃着盒饭。

塞了几口饭,抹了几把眼泪,又赶紧拿着小本本去工作了……

来自抖音@红星新闻21岁,还是个大孩子。可你这小小的、单薄的肩膀,却扛起了家国重任。谢谢你,小伙子。等打完这场仗,回家让妈妈好好给你补一顿年夜饭吧。

我们批准你,继续做妈妈的小孩。

06

雨衣妹妹,成都老板娘,做盒饭生意的。

疫情来后,她从成都奔到武汉,几乎两天没睡,消毒,检查,开火,免费给医护人员做盒饭。起初没有防护服,她每天穿着雨衣,带着滑雪镜,开车去送饭。她的到来,让很多天天吃泡面的医生,终于吃上了像样的饭。有天她去医院送饭,医生们排队来领。她问一位医生想吃什么,对方说“我们不挑,什么都可以吃。有这么好的盒饭很不容易了,过几天就没有了。”她回来的路上,一边开车一边哭,说:疫情结束之前,我绝不会走!

来自抖音@盒悦老板娘这个年轻的老板娘,每次发抖音,都霸气又感人:

  • 医生努力救人,我们努力做饭!
  • 我不要捐款,我自己有!
  • 我一生低调做人,谨小慎微,但在爱国问题上我绝不低调!
  • 别问我怕不怕,累不累,我只知道同心一致抗疫情,团结一致才能渡难关!
  • 去你大爷的病毒,办它!

有人问她:“这么送你能坚持多久?”她回:“随时准备卖法拉利!”有网友给她留言,说“我是湖北人,真的感谢你!”她回:“灾难面前都是一家人,应该的!”也有人看到她的视频,就给她送菜。一位不肯说全名的周师傅,给她弄了整整一车各种新鲜蔬菜。她含泪感谢。有医护人员,在拿了盒饭后,会偷偷往她车上放几盒牛奶。也有网友说:等疫情过去,我们去把她的店撑爆吧。让她2021年在武汉换个大房子!爱推动爱,微光点亮微光。

当善良的人拉起手,春天,应该就快来了。

 

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