1-Year-Old Shames Driver Who Threw Garbage on the Street

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A toddler in China has gone viral after he accidentally shamed a driver for littering by giving back the trash.

The 1-year-old boy, Sun Jiarui, who lives in Jining, Shandong province, China was walking with his mother in their apartment complex on Monday, according to his mother Jing Lulu via Daily Mail.


Jiarui’s 34-year-old mother likes to record her son learning how to walk, but one day, Jing accidentally filmed the viral incident while they were outside. It turns out, there was a bit of confusion as Jiarui thought the driver had dropped something from the car window.

“That day, he probably thought the bottle had fallen from the car by accident. He is a very simple child. If he sees other people drop stuff, he always helps to pick up,” the boy’s mother told the publication.

But his mother added that her son is still a child and does not have a grasp of being environmentally conscious.

“He is only one year and three months old and probably doesn’t have a strong sense of environmental protection, but his action taught the driver a lesson,” she said.

Many people still praised the boy for his kindness, with one social media user commenting, “Moral fortitude has nothing to do with the age.”

“The baby is too cute and the driver should feel ashamed,” another person wrote.

In the video, which was posted on the Chinese social media platform Douyin, the boy can be seen looking back at his mother while the driver rolls up his window without saying a word.

Feature Image Screenshot via @睿宝小朋友

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