Perseverance offers path to better life

2021-02-05 12:02:42

Bamuyubumu and her children walk down a street in her hometown in the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, in January. [Photo/Xinhua] Touching story highlights efforts to end impoverishment The story of a migrant worker who struck an emotional chord with millions of people 11 years ago has become a social media sensation. Bamuyubumu, 32, who is nicknamed "Chunyun Mama" (Spring Festival travel rush mother), was photographed in January 2010 by a Xinhua News Agency photographer rushing to catch a train home in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. The photo drew attention in news media in China and overseas, with the photographer winning two awards at national level. Looking determined and holding her baby, the woman was carrying a heavy rucksack stuffed with quilts, clothing, instant noodles, bread and diapers, and was also clutching a backpack in her left hand. The photographer, Zhou Ke, lost track of the woman, but he put in years of dogged research, finally locating her last month in her home area of Taoyuan village in the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture of Sichuan province. Countless netizens commented that the story of this hardworking woman demonstrated her determination to improve her life and overcome difficulties.