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Boy, 5, and teen sister sell more than 1,000 ice lollies to Chinese tourists during May Day holidays

South China Morning Post


7th May 2023


Boy, 5, and teen sister sell more than 1,000 ice lollies to Chinese tourists during May Day holidays to help sick mother and earn enough to pay school fees


  • The siblings have to sell many lollies to earn enough money as they are cheap, with a profit of less than 1 yuan (14 US cents) per lolly

  • Their mother was deeply moved by her children’s support and said they have always been helpful at home since they were very little.

A 13-year-old girl and her five-year-old brother, who helped their polio-afflicted mother sell ice lollies to help the family financially, have touched mainland social media.


During the recent May Day holiday in China, the girl and her younger brother rode a bicycle to a tourist site about 3km from their home in central Henan province. They sold more than 1,000 ice lollies over three days, the Yangcheng Evening News reported.


The lollies they sold were cheap, with a profit of less than 1 yuan (14 US cents) per lolly, a video of the siblings posted online revealed.


Their mother, surnamed Cui, said she has had polio since childhood and sells snacks, including ice lollies, on the street, as she cannot do other jobs due to her weak legs.


https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/trending-china/article/3219514/boy-5-and-teen-sister-sell-more-1000-ice-lollies-chinese-tourists-during-may-day-holidays-help-sick

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