Father reaches out to son via micro blog

Updated: 2011-07-20 11:05

By Zhao Chunzhe (chinadaily.com.cn)

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The latest micro blog sensation is simple: the sentence, "Li Lingxiang in Xinjiang, have you seen this?" and an attached photo depicting an ordinary migrant worker with a brick and trowel in hand, www.iyaxin.com reported on Wednesday.

The micro blog message, China's Twitter, was forwarded more than 10,000 times by netizens hoping that Li, the migrant worker's son who works in China’s remote Xinjiang autonomous region, would see his father's image on the Internet.

The report said the message was posted by a micro blog fan surnamed Qiang in Jiangsu province, who said he met a migrant worker who asked him to post his image online because he didn't know how to surf the Internet and he hadn’t seen his son for a long time.

The separated father and son only connected over the phone. The father said his son worked as a driver in Xinjiang and hoped the son saw he is doing well via this photo, the report said.

"I miss him. I know he likes surfing on the Net. I hope he can see me," the father told Qiang, the report said.