A photo of a heart-warming scene showing a PRC doctor holding a 2 year-old girl on his lap outside an operating theatre has gone viral on PRC social media, dispelling the myth that everything which comes out of China attracts bad publicity
The photos taken in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, were reportedly of a doctor who was trying to calm the 2 year-old toddler with a cartoon app on his cellphone prior to her heart surgery.
The doctor, Shi Zhuo, who is a father of a 6 year-old girl, says that the girl kept crying after entering the operating room where she was due for heart surgery. To calm her down, the doctor decided to show her a cartoon app on his cellphone, which soothed her. The surgery proceeded successfully after that.
Netizens in China and other countries received the images favorably, with some commenting that the photo shows a more human side to the usually brusque and negative image of PRCs worldwide.