- Nothing captures parental love like a homemade meal. For Deng Caihou’s terminally ill mother, cooking her son one final meal was her way of saying goodbye before she died of cancer.
- A clip of Deng’s mother preparing their last supper together posted on Douyin has gone viral, racking up over 80,000 likes.
- The video, captioned, “Mum, rest in peace. There’s nothing I can’t overcome anymore,” shows his mother hunched over the kitchen counter with a ladle in-hand preparing what appears to be some kind of stew.
- “While she was cooking in the kitchen, I was sitting in the living room. I couldn’t stop crying seeing the sight of her back,” Deng told the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald.
- However, Deng said the quality of her food did not suffer one bit, describing the flavors as “the same as before” and adding that he “will remember those tastes forever.”
- Douyin users flooded the comments section of the post with support and personal stories of culinary memories with loved ones.
Nothing captures parental love like a homemade meal. For Deng Caihou’s terminally ill mother, cooking her son one final meal was her way of saying goodbye before she died of cancer.
A clip of Deng’s mother preparing their last supper together posted on Douyin last week has gone viral, racking up over 80,000 likes.
- A video of a 9-year-old boy crying in frustration as his 9-year-old sister refuses to let him teach her math has gone viral on Chinese social media.
- According to Chinese news outlets, the viral moment occurred on Oct. 11 in the siblings’ home in Anshan, China.
- Their mother, identified by her surname Zhong, posted the video of them online last week.
- Zhong shares that her son volunteered to help his younger sister with her math homework after seeing their mother grow upset with her.
- Although the boy's approach is gentle at first, he can be seen breaking down after his sister does not follow his instructions.
- Zhong's video, which has already received over eight million views on China’s Douyin, amused many of the social media platform’s users, with one writing, “I think the boy instantly aged 50 years.”
A video of a 12-year-old boy crying in frustration as his 9-year-old sister refuses to let him teach her math has gone viral on Chinese social media.
According to Chinese news outlets, the viral moment occurred on Oct. 11 in the siblings’ home in Anshan, China. Their mother, identified by her surname Zhong, posted the video of them online last week.
- A Chinese influencer has been banned from Douyin after he filmed himself eating a live wasp, prompting heavy backlash from online users.
- The man, who had over 560,000 followers, was banned from the social media platform on Sunday.
- Following the stunt, he suffered extremely swollen lips and difficulty swallowing.
- The man claimed the video attracted more than 100,000 viewers and planned to do the same stunt on Sunday before his account was banned.
A Chinese influencer who shared a video of himself eating a live wasp was banned from Douyin, shortly before his second attempt at the dangerous stunt.
Wang Chan was banned from Douyin on Sept. 4after he uploaded the wasp-eating video. He had over 560,000 followers on the platform.
- A 21-year-old woman in northwestern China has been rising to stardom on Douyin for sharing videos of her life as a shepherd.
- In one video, she slaughters and skins a sheep within eight minutes.
- The woman’s family owns a sheep farming business, and her daily routine includes looking after approximately 600 sheep.
- She believes her videos went viral because she does not look like a typical shepherd.
- The woman hopes that viewers do not see her as a brutal butcher.
A 21-year-old woman working as a shepherd in northwestern China has garnered over 7.2 million fans on Douyin, where she shares videos of her daily life.
The woman, named Huiran, resides in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region where she works as a shepherd for her family’s sheep farming business.
- In an interview with the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls, a Taiwanese boy revealed that he was banned from Douyin for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a “fatty.”
- The boy was asked for his opinion on China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying’s comment about Taiwan being a part of China.
- When asked whether Douyin often mentions Taiwan, the boy stated that he was locked out of his account after he fat shamed Xi in a random post.
A Taiwanese boy interviewed by the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls revealed that his Douyin account was banned after he fat-shamed Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In the video uploaded on Monday, the interviewer asked several individuals about their opinions on the restaurant theory made by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunyin. On Aug. 7, Hua claimed in a tweet that “Taiwan has always been a part of China” as Baidu Maps show numerous dumpling and noodle restaurants in Taipei.
- A viral Douyin video uploaded on Saturday shows a homeless single father and his daughter selling balloons late at night.
- The two reportedly sell balloons until 2 to 3 a.m. and sleep under trees during the day.
- The father added that he has many unpaid bills and is owed thousands of yuan in unpaid salary from working on construction sites.
A homeless single father dubbed “Balloon Father” on Chinese social media went viral after he was seen selling balloons at night with his young daughter.
The father, whose identity has not been revealed, is seen in a Douyin video posted on Aug. 12 pulling a cart full of colorful balloons of various shapes and sizes on the side of the road. The girl, who appears to be around 5 years old, follows alongside him wearing a pink dress while holding a large bunny doll.
‘You don’t want to take my money, do you?’: Mandarin-speaking rabbi fights antisemitism on China’s TikTok
- American Rabbi Matt Trusch, who lived and worked in China for over a decade, is now fighting antisemitism by posting educational videos on his popular Douyin account.
- In his Douyin bio, Trusch describes himself as a rabbi who shares “wisdom of the Talmud,” “interesting facts about the Jewish people,” “business thought” and “money-making tips.”
- Trusch, who works with an Australia-based Chinese-speaking Jewish partner on creating content, shared that he intentionally included Chinese people's stereotypes about Jewish people in his bio to attract and reach more Chinese viewers.
- Many of his viewers perceive the Talmud as a get-rich scheme rather than a Jewish religious text, a belief so popular in China that it has created an industry of self-help books and private schools that claim to teach about Jewish money-making secrets.
- One of Trusch's videos in which he explains how China helped Jewish refugees fleeing from Europe during World War II received comments such as “You don’t want to take my money, do you?” and “Wall Street elites are all Jews.”
- According to Trusch, the Chinese people’s view of the Talmud as a business guide also helps them navigate China’s complicated religious environment, where Judaism is not among the five recognized religions.
An American rabbi who lived and worked in China for over a decade is fighting antisemitism on Chinese social media using educational videos.
Rabbi Matt Trusch was sharing Jewish parables in fluent Mandarin on Douyin (China’s version of TikTok) from his Texas home last year when he came across users spouting Jewish stereotypes online.
- A 27-year-old Chinese man has been unable to attain a job for years due to his young appearance.
- Many companies have rejected the man due to suspicions that he is working as a government agent investigating child labor violations.
- He shared a video on Douyin where he vented his frustrations, explaining that he is the only one who can financially care for his father.
- In one video, the man shows his ID to prove that he was born in 1995.
Due to his resemblance to a young child, a 27-year-old man in China has been unable to find a job as companies suspect he is working as a government agent.
Mao Sheng, from Guangdong province, has been facing job rejections for years due to his youthful appearance. Several companies have denied Mao as they suspect he is being used to expose companies abusing child labor laws.
- A man in China taught his pet husky how to use an electric rice cooker by remotely instructing the dog through a home surveillance system.
- Before going out, the man placed the rice into the electric rice cooker.
- After his errands took longer than expected, the man instructed his husky to turn on the rice cooker through a speaker connected to his surveillance system.
- The man has been training his pet dog since he was a puppy and has taught him to do various tasks such as flushing the toilet and flipping the light switch.
A pet husky in China managed to turn on a rice cooker by following his owner’s remote voice commands given through a surveillance system.
Before leaving his house in Zhejiang Province to get groceries, the man, surnamed Zhou, washed the rice and placed it into the rice cooker. After taking longer than expected to return home, Zhou used his home surveillance system to instruct his pet husky Lucky to turn on the rice cooker.
Chinese dad goes viral for wearing a skirt to teach his daughters how to avoid wardrobe malfunctions
- A Chinese father has gone viral for wearing a skirt and teaching his daughters how to avoid a wardrobe malfunction in a Douyin video posted on May 30.
- The father explains how to fold the skirt while squatting down to pick something up as his two daughters giggle while following his instructions.
- In a follow-up video, the father says he wanted to teach his daughters dress-wearing etiquette after seeing a woman at work who was suffering from a wardrobe malfunction while wearing a skirt.
- The video has amassed over 550,000 likes and 3,920 comments since uploading.
A Chinese father wearing a skirt while teaching his two daughters how to prevent their skirts from lifting when squatting has gone viral.
In a video posted to Douyin on May 30, the father, from Linyi in China’s Shandong province, is seen shirtless while wearing a long, pleated black skirt. He then instructs his two young daughters to fold the skirt inwards from both the left and right side while using one hand to protect “your buttocks” before squatting when picking something up.
A dog lover in China invested 340,000 yuan (approximately $51,100) into building a luxurious estate for his pet dogs.
The 33-year-old crayfish businessman, surnamed Zhou, spent three years building the mansion in Xuyi county, Jiangsu Province, in eastern China.
- Liang Kaiyu, 30, created his own prosthetic leg and then modified it by adding LED lights, shock absorbers and a self-charging interface.
- “It’s 2022, and I can finally wear an artificial leg that I made myself. Although it looks a bit ugly, it is unique and meaningful to me,” Liang, a former industry equipment designer who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man,” said in a viral Douyin post.
- Liang lost his left leg following a work-related injury in January 2020. Before finding the motivation to make his artificial limb, his life was “like riding a roller coaster.”
- To help inspire others like him, Liang shared his designs online so that prosthetic manufacturers and other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.
A Chinese amputee who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man” has shared the designs of his customized high-tech prosthetic leg so that other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.