11-year-old boy in China helps single father with food stall 17 hours a day

To help his single father during summer vacation, an 11-year-old boy spends up to 17 hours a day running multiple food stalls in eastern China.

The boy, who lives in Zaozhuang city in Shandong province, has spent his summer vacation help his father run three food stalls from morning to night. While his father is cooking, the boy sells various food items, including shredded pancakes, soy sauce pancakes and porridges, Henan Broadcasting System reports.

In a video uploaded to Weibo on Wednesday, the boy cuts the pancakes and quickly packs them in plastic bags while preparing other food items at the same time. When asked how long he works at the food stall each day, the boy replied: “If I get up earlier I start at 7 or 8 am, otherwise I can delay until 8 or 9 am then I’ll finish at 11 pm or midnight .”

Although he would like to have fun with his friends, the boy said he is helping his father because he is worried about him. He added that he understands the difficulty his father faces as a single parent and does not want his father to have to tolerate the work alone.

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“There is an old saying, ‘There is no sweet without sweat.’ And as tired as I am, my father must be much more tired than I am,” said the boy.

The father plans to send his son to Songshan Shaolin Temple to learn dance. The boy said he hopes to become a firefighter in the future.

Weibo users praised the boy’s maturity.

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“His maturity doesn’t match his age,” commented one user.

“The 11-year-old speaks and thinks more maturely than some adults. I hope he can live a perfect and comfortable life in the future,” wrote another user.

The video has racked up more than 2.2 million views and 48,900 likes since uploading.

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