This video’s three weeks old, but we just saw it thanks to Reddit, and isn’t it nice to see a person help someone else?
Just after the 30-second mark, a man behind camera says in Chinese, “You’re not afraid, you’re a foreign friend, you’re not afraid.” We assume he means afraid of getting sued, which, sadly, has happened here before. (Counterpoint: people also help others, quite often, actually.)
“You’re lying on gasoline right now, do you realize?” another Chinese bystander says in that scolding tone in which every word is sharply enunciated. The man continues to be drunk.
The foreigner (tourist, we’re guessing, judging by his lack of Chinese and the camera slung over a shoulder) insists on helping with the man’s motorized three-wheel bike. More and more people gather to watch. We hope the man arrived at his destination safely.
The tourist probably got a better story out of this than any he could have hoped for from the Drum and Bell Tower.