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Kid rides an ox to preschool as dad indulges in Sinology

CGTN | Updated: 2017-06-26 15:17

A 3-year-old child rides on the back of an ox to preschool with his father leading the rope walking ahead. [Photo/Chengdu Business Daily]

What is the most luxurious way one can enjoy a ride in big cities? Not a sport car or a limousine to your expectation, but something much more eye-catching.

Photos of a three-year-old child on the back of an ox to preschool with his father leading the rope walking ahead have become an online sensation on Chinese social media.

In fact, the boy started this unique way of going to kindergarten last winter, which is about three kilometers away from home, in Chengdu, the capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan province.

A donkey and a pony is also part of the kid's transportation modes, which are all kept by his father Li Li, a follower of ancient Chinese civilization, who believes traditional culture should be part of daily life.

"When he rides the ox or the donkey, he is able to interact with the animal," Chengdu Business Daily quoted Li Li as saying.

"It is a way to promote communication between me and my son. l will impart my knowledge about seasonal plants, as well as reciting poems to him."

The mother of the the kid was worried that her son would fall off the animal, "I normally don't go along as my husband picks up my son with an ox or a donkey. I am afraid that the ox would be frightened."

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