The poem that a Wechat user shared online. /CNS Photo
Social media users showed their appreciation of the boy’s hardships and determination in various ways.
Weibo user @Hedgehog-qian commented, “The hardships you endure will shine on the path ahead.”
Another user @Meijizhang_x said, “How can I get the address to deliver warm clothing for the kid?”
Users on China’s popular messaging app Wechat shared poems they composed for the boy. One user wrote the line “Wish you will not walk alone in the cold wind /Wish your hair is not white anymore.”
Li Jie, who works at a local news center near the boy’s home, noticed he got 99 out of 100 on the test paper from the photo posted online. She drew a cartoon of the boy holding the paper with the red high score, which gained many thumb-ups online.