A woman from Henan province makes around 200,000 yuan (over $28,000) a year just by crying at strangers’ funerals, which is reportedly considered an ancient tradition in China.
The woman, whose name was not revealed, told Pear Video
that she works as a professional mourner, according to the Shanghaiist
She attends funerals of people she does not know and weeps for them to give the departed one a proper sendoff into the afterlife.
The unnamed woman, who has worked as a paid mourner for more than 20 years, earns around 300 yuan ($42) for 30 minutes of mourning.
She was able to build a house for her family and send her eldest son to a university using the money she earned from her career.