This photo of a parking warden was widely shared on Sina Weibo recently, because netizens thought the owner of the company was taking advantage of a young boy.
Geng Enming is actually 29, according to edu.gmw.cn. He has microplasia, which causes stunted growth, and has been receiving treatment for six years. Although he grows about 8 inches with the treatment, he still looks like a boy and has a high-pitched voice.
Drivers often make comments like:”Little boy, why are you working here? Shouldn’t you be at school?”
Netizens joked about the story on Weibo. One said: “I’d really like to know how to grow another 8 inches after the age of 23 like him.”
Another wrote: “This sounds really great! I look like I’m 40 when really I’m in my twenties.”
A third commented: “He should look for a job promoting an elixir for longevity. He would be so convincing!”
With translated research by Iris.