Chengdu's traffic police are proving themselves to be quite the popular bunch. First, the female police officer nicknamed "Soft Knife" charmed citizens all over the country with her gentle mannerisms. Now there's Officer Chen, the "taxi grabber" who has clearly knows that it is the traditional Chinese way to help the weak, the sick, the ill, the pregnant, and the passenger with child actively.* And unlike the chubby taxi chasers, Officer Chen doesn't demand a few kuai for finding passengers a cab.
The subtitles read as follows:
A traffic police helps to "grab" empty taxis for the elderly and
disadvantaged at Chengdu's Hongxing Lu Pedestrian Street, Champagne Plaza. The passengers all said they appreciated the officer's helpful attitude.
The 23-year-old traffic police is named Chen Yizhe. He graduated last year from
the Beijing Military Academy, and was assigned to Chengdu's traffic department this June.
With his outstanding attitude and passion for his work, as passers-by all now know, Chen has become famous on the Internet.
Chen: "Wait a moment. Please wait your turn. Comrades, let this woman [the pregnant woman] go first."
With Chen's help, inconvenienced pregnant women are given the first rides. They're happy be on their way, while onlookers in the queue watch with approval and understanding.
From the back of the queue, a few senior citizens were ushered up the line and quickly helped into available taxis under Chen's direction.
Chen explains,"The thing is, on a day as hot as this, even a guy like me can't stand the heat. My job is to protect the people. When society cares for the elderly, the ill and handicapped, and pregnant women, it shows social progress and is a mark of a cultured society. Therefore, taking care of them is really something I should be doing."
*At least, according to the announcements on Chengdu's public buses.