'Cool' 71-year-old sets internet on fire

Updated: 2016-08-18 12:05

By Guo Kai(chinadaily.com.cn)

'Cool' 71-year-old sets internet on fire

Wang Zhousong, 71, looks dapper in trendy clothes. [Photo/Weibo.com]

A 71-year-old man has become an internet celebrity, or Wanghong, after photos of him wearing trendy clothes were posted online.

Wang Zhousong, who raises geese in two farms in Luoyang, Central China's Henan province, called the celebrity status "unexpected".

After serving in the army for 14 years, Wang retired from the People's Procuratorate of Luoyang in 2007. He then travelled across the big cities in the country, and decided to raise geese four years ago.

He said early this month, some young men found him and wanted to take photos of him. These images were posted online and became popular among internet users who were attracted by his cool expression and attitude.

Some users said that Wang has a relaxed attitude toward life, something other senior people should also strive for.

An internet user Azhe said there is no age limit for people to live a fashionable life. "If you have a young heart, it is not late to do anything."

Another internet user Qinaidekui said Wang's life will set an example for other retired people. Many people take care of their grandchildren when they retire instead of pursuing life's pleasures.

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