Video of deliveryman crying in rain is fake
A viral video of a deliveryman from food service platform Meituan bursting into tears amid a downpour in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province, was a fake, thepaper.cn reported.
The video, shot on April 13, showed a man in a Meituan uniform kneeling down on the street near a market and crying.
Some netizens speculated that he might have lost his electric bicycle.
According to an initial investigation carried out by local police, the man in the video was actually not a deliveryman.
Five people were involved in planning the video in order to garner attention on popular video sharing apps like Kuaishou, Tik Tok and Youku, police said. One of them brought a Meituan uniform and delivery box online.
A passer-by filmed the scene and uploaded it online before those involved went to work sharing it.
Police have since "educated" the group.