Chinese Laborer Walks Home for Chinese New Year

Original Tencent Article (Text is also copied below the English Translation)

Labor Wages Unpaid, Henan Man Walks 20 Days to Return Home for Chinese New Year

January 11th, 2017

Shangqiu Public Security via WeChat

Broke or rich, get home for the Spring Festival! The time is approaching, and many migrant manual laborers are longing to return home and have a Spring Festival reunion. Take this person for example, a middle aged man also preparing to return home, who unfortunately met with some misfortune along the way.

On the afternoon of January 10th, next to the Shangqiu highway toll booth, a man was walking along the shoulder of the road, with a large bag on his back and a smaller bag in his hand, limping towards a local policeman, when he suddenly collapsed on the road and began shaking. What’s wrong with him?

Upon seeing this, the policeman quickly ran over, carried the man’s bag into the toll booth and gave the man some food. After eating the food and warming up, the man intermittently told the policeman his story. His family name is Song, he’s from Zhoukou and works in Shandong. His boss originally said that he would receive his wages after a job well done, but after the work was done, the boss was nowhere to be found, and Song had no way to contact him. All of his blood and sweat were flushed down the drain. So, he had no choice but to take his belongings and walk over 300 kilometers from Shandong to Zhoukou. Amidst his suffering from hunger and cold, he finally reached this town’s police officer.

After hearing the man’s story, the policemen had no choice but to offer some assistance. After Mr. Song got some rest, the police officers gave him enough money to get a train home. Hopefully he can at least have his Spring Festival reunion!

打工没给钱 河南一男子徒步20天回家过年

有钱没钱回家过年!春节来临,很多在外打工的朋友们都想回家过个团圆年。这不这位中年男子也准备回老家过年,可是他却接连遇到了一系列的倒霉事儿。

110日上午,在连霍高速商丘收费站附近,一位中年男子肩上扛着大包,手里还拿着一个袋子,一瘸一拐的向民警走来,走到半路突然摔倒在路边发抖。这是咋地了?

民警见状,急忙跑过去,把他带到了高速收费站内,还给他准备了吃的。男子吃过饭暖和一阵子后,才断断续续的告诉民警,他姓宋,周口人,在山东打工,本来老板说好的干完活后就给工资,谁知道活干完了,老板却不见了,也没有他的联系方式,血汗钱就这样全都打了水漂。无奈之下,他只得一人扛着行李从山东徒步走回周口老家过年,一路讨饭走了20300多公里,饥寒交迫之时遇到了我市高速交警。

民警听过他的遭遇之后,真是又难过又无奈。带宋某休息好后,民警自助他坐上了回家的车,希望他到少能过上一个团圆年吧!