It’s not an uncommon sight to see everyone wearing masks when you venture outside anymore. While it would have indicated someone was ill last time, now it’s a precaution against falling sick.
There’s a saying that prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to the coronavirus. As such, people insist on wearing masks when out and about. It was surprising however to see how much this man in Beijing, China believes in the phrase.
Netizens got a good laugh when they saw a video of this man on the train. Unlike those around him, this man was well and truly prepared to prevent the virus at all costs. Instead of wearing a single mask, he had somehow attached an entire bundle to his face!
At a closer glance, it appeared he was wearing a double mask. However, he had sandwiched another bundle between the two masks, which held it tight. It became an instant hit with Weibo netizens who enjoyed seeing how far the man was willing to go. “Good fellow!” they praised. “This will definitely (put a stop) to the virus.”
While the man received positive comments, there were some others who made good points. A few were concerned with the possibility of suffocation and others felt like it was a waste of resources. Others were amazed with his persistence. “Wearing so many masks would hurt my ear,” one comment read. Another joked, “Whoever doesn’t have a mask in the (train) can pull one from him.”
According to China Press, the original clip attracted over 4 million views in 5 hours. It certainly is a sight to behold. Although this man’s unwillingness to fall prey to the virus is admirable, sticking to two proper masks alone would suffice.