In the old days, no one had much money,
some so poor they couldn't afford a thing
Today I will tell the story of me and my former classmate,
but instead of revealing his real name,
I'll use the pseudonym "Shuǐféi"
His parents died when he was very young
He and his grandma only had each other to depend on.
He only ate one meal a day, which he often finished after second period.
Because he was so hungry and I didn't know his family situation at the time,
I just laughed at him all the time and the whole class didn't like him either,
Until one day I found out
and went to apologize to him,
When I got home I told my parents about his situation
After that, I would bring him some more food every day,
For example: marinated eggs, chicken legs, rice dishes...etc...,
He also forgave me afterwards and was very thankful
We became good friends after that.
What is the artwork about?
As a kid, my father bullied one of his classmates and had no idea he came from a poor home or that his mom and dad died when he was born and so lived with his grandparents. When he found this out, he apologized to him and brought food to the kid. They afterward became friends.
What can you see in the picture?
My dad is apologizing to the kid he bullied and is giving some food to that classmate.
What was your goal when making this artwork?
I wanted to communicate, don’t be a bully.
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