Sleeping man on Wuhan Metro becomes Internet sensation
A young man in Wuhan, Hubei Province has become the latest Internet sensation after a video showing his heart-warming act on a subway train went viral on social media recently.
In the footage, the man can be seen holding his mobile phone in his hand after falling asleep on Metro Line 4, with a message in large font on the screen which read, "Please wake me if you need my seat."
The video was captured by a fellow passenger who posted it on Weibo on December 23 not realizing it would become so popular.
The video, which was just 7 seconds long, has been viewed more than 19 million times in just two days.
Chinese netizens were greatly touched by the young man's act and applauded him for his kindness. A web user even commented, "I only needed 7 seconds to fall in love with this young man."
The humble man refused an interview invitation from Chutian Metropolis Daily after becoming an Internet star and said that he just did what he felt he should.
In a Weibo post on Sunday afternoon, the young man thanked netizens for their love and praise.
He said he would always fall asleep when he had nothing to do on the train but worried others may need the seat, so he got the idea of making a message on his phone screen.
He added that he hopes the positive energy can spread further.