2022-02-16 17:17:59 source: Zhejiang News
As it is getting closer to the beginning of new school semester, many teachers have returned to school in advance to make preparations. Mrs. Wang, a teacher from Hangzhou Jianlan Middle School, had received a thanks letter to her student Yu Yaxi. The thanks letter was actually a page of paper torn from an exercise book, and was already a bit crumpled, but the words "thank you" at the top were written very carefully.
Thanks letter written by Sun Changfeng (Photo/Zhejiang News)
The letter was written by a delivery rider named Sun Changfeng, who came afar to Hangzhou two years ago, struggling to make a living and support his family in the rural area of Anhui province. He was busy with his delivery work every day and only had short four-day vacation during the Spring Festival period.
It was February 8, when the temperature in Hangzhou fell below 0℃ and the sky was raining lightly. At 10 a.m., Sun took orders on his cell phone as usual and then delivered. Due to the cold weather, his hands were frozen after riding all morning. When he arrived in a milk tea store to take delivery, he did not hold steady, and accidentally spilled the milk tea on the ground. “I was quite sorry and frustrated when the staff asked me to pay for it since I have to run several deals to earn back the money of a cup of milk tea. " He recalled, "So I wanted to discuss with the staff to negotiate about the price.”
When the two were at a standstill, a little girl's brittle voice broke the deadlock, “Sir, let me pay for you.” Sun was a bit suprised and instinctively wanted to refuse. However, the little girl acted so quickly and showed the payment QR code to paid for the cup of milk tea.
“I wanted to return the money to her, but she refused to accept. I asked her name and school instead. I asked for a long time, I guessed she was also afraid to delay my delivery, and told me her name is Yu Yaxi, a student of Jianlan Middle School.”
Sun immediately marked down the name and school on the phone. At the end of the day, he couldn't fall asleep, and decided to take out a pen and paper to conceive a thanks letter. In the past, he has encountered similar situations. It’s the first time that a stranger took the initiative to relieve the situation. “This little Hangzhou girl is really very kind, and I decided to write a letter to express my grateful feelings.” Sun said.
On the morning of February 14, he came to the security room of Jianlan Middle School and finally sent the letter. On the phone, he said to the reporter with a smile, “The weather is especially good today, and I am in a good mood after delivering this letter. Hangzhou is a city with temperature, and my heart is warm.”
The class photo of Yu's class in Jianlan Middle School (Photo/Zhejiang News)
“Actually, he warmed me too.” When Yu saw the thanks letter in the class chatting group, she felt a little surprised about her small deed being remembered. “He looked very upset and anxious at that time. When I heard that it took a few trips to earn a cup of milk tea money in these rainy and snowy days, I thought it's too hard. Therefore, I Just took my own money, and helped pay for that cup of milk tea." Yu said.
The principal of Jianlan Middle School commented, “A cup of milk tea contains a life lesson. Cultivating students’ concern for society, humanistic care, and human compassion are very important parts of education.”
Translator: Huang Yan
Editor: Huang Yan