Hangzhou mother gets on her bike to secure parking place for son

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 August, 2013, 5:51pm
UPDATED : Friday, 16 August, 2013, 11:01am

Many Chinese parents are criticised for spoiling their children. A mother in China’s Zhejing province, who cycled to her son’s office to secure a parking place for him, has become one of the most recent examples.

Under a blazing sun in Hangzhou city where temperatures have soared to 37 degrees Celsius in recent days, a mother, who remains unidentified, rode a bicycle to a parking lot near her son’s office to secure a parking place for him, according to Youth Times, a local newspaper.

The mother said her son was a busy teacher and he had difficulty finding a parking place at work every day. She did it to take care of her son, the newspaper reported.

Chinese people value family relationships and some Chinese parents are willing to do anything for their children, from washing their clothes to helping them buy houses.

Most netizens sympathised with the mother and criticised the son. “What a loving mother! But her son has grown up, she shouldn’t do this for him,” said one Weibo user.

“How come he allowed his mother to secure the parking place for him! And he is even a teacher,” commented another.

Some, however, were angry with the mother. “She shouldn’t occupy the parking place. It’s not moral,” said one netizen.