The collection of waste cardboard boxes is a sight usually associated with an older Korean generation who finds it hard for ends to meet – receiving a minimal monetary reward in exchange of their collected waste.
Recently though, a heart warming story of a middle-school girl collecting scrap paper and boxes has been trending on HumorUniv. The stills are from an SBS human interest story called “Yoon-mi’s Winter Tale,” which gave an insight into Yoon-mi’s life, from her ill grandmother to her unique way of supporting her family.
Aside from the expected name calling, netizens reacted positively were moved by her home life and enlivened by her spirit.
Comments from HumorUniv:
I’m the national sexy mother symbol of Korea.
The guardian of peace, defender of justice, the reserve military security protecting the school grounds ~! Every time I make the first comment, it picks up my mood! Haha! [user was presumably the first commenter]
(in response to 민국엄마) 민국엄마님 you must be new here, posting such crap on this website is an open invitation for a ‘down-vote’.
Ah, an angel from heaven….
Personally, I’d really like to say something naughty and provocative about this article, but I’ll refrain myself.
Volunteers, rise up! Go and help her!
You guys must marry good girls like her.
(In response to 까리하나) Yeah, brother!
(In response to 까리하나) Yeah, stepdad!
(In response to 얼룩호랭이) Yeah, Sister!
(In response to 지랄발기) Yeah, Grandad!
(In response to 까리하나, 지랄발기 and 얼룩호랭이) Have you thought of marriage from the girl’s point of view? People seeing this kind of girl and saying she should marry to one of HumorUniv members seem so cruel ㅠㅠ.
Ne [ne means ‘yes’ in Korean] ne, chicken! [Ne-ne chicken is a Korean chicken franchise]
It’s so cold her cheeks have reddened… I feel proud of her and sorry for her; there’re millions of feelings and thoughts criss-crossing in my heart.
If I say ‘I would rather date a girl like her than one of those boseuls, even though it’s not going to be easy,’ then do I get arrested under the Child and Youth Protection Act?