A young Chinese woman had an intense public meltdown in Hong Kong after being dumped by her long-time boyfriend back home through text on the messaging app WeChat.
It is unknown why the woman, who comes from the Guangdong province of Mainland China, was in Hong Kong at the time. She began throwing an uncontrollable tantrum in the middle of the historic Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, an urban area in southern Kowloon. The woman threw herself on the floor and began thrashing her arms and legs about, screaming at anyone who passed by.
She reportedly yelled:
“God, save me!
“I want to be with you forever!
“I don’t want to live anymore!”
Passers-by gathered around, and those attempting to help her failed. One man appears to have posed for a picture in front of the irate woman.
“Twenty-six years! In my dreams, I see you, do you understand?
“My heart is here! My soul is at home! My lover is at home.
“I told you not to bother me! You said you wanted to help me! Wanted to give me this and that!”
“Why did you bother me? Why?
“I’m going to cry it all out! I want to be with you forever! Lord! Save me!
“Someone beat me to death please! I’ve known him for 26 years! Do you guys understand?! You guys are useless! USELESS!”
While she claimed to have known her ex-boyfriend for 26 years, the woman was later identified as a 24-year-old from Maoming, China.
Police eventually arrived on the scene and tied the woman down to a stretcher before she was transported to the hospital.
Lesson: when people break up through text message, the whole world suffers.