A video shows a little girl crossing a street Japan is widely shared online as it showcases a beautiful tradition that originated in the East Asian country.
The little girl is holding an umbrella and waiting to cross the street Zebra crossing. A bus coming towards them stops to let them pass. As she crossed the street, she turned around and bowed to the bus driver as a sign of appreciation.
An X account called Third Eye (@3rdEyeDude) reposted the video and wrote, “A beautiful tradition has developed in the Japanese community for vehicles to stop gracefully and allow pedestrians, especially children, to cross the street safely.” What else What is more encouraging is the respectful recognition of the children as they bow to the vehicles and express their gratitude for the break. This symbiotic relationship between drivers and pedestrians shows how important mutual respect is on the road. When vehicles give way to pedestrians, a silent agreement is created – a pact for safety. Seeing children return the favor with a grateful nod or bow adds a touch of warmth to our daily commute and highlights the importance of creating a pedestrian-friendly environment.”
Watch the video below:
A beautiful tradition has developed in the Japanese 🇯🇵 community where vehicles come to a graceful stop and pedestrians, especially children, can cross the street safely. What's even more encouraging is the respectful recognition of children as they bow to vehicles,… https://t.co/qPiDxb24VB
– ThirdEye (@3rdEyeDude) January 1, 2024
“We learn technology, bullet trains, etc. from Japan, but the first thing we should learn from Japan is humility and respect,” one user commented. “In India, if you stop for a pedestrian, you will be hit from behind. Just happened to me this evening,” said another. “It has more to do with the Japanese culture of respect for another person. And it is practiced by them in all areas of life. Even while driving (as a pedestrian, passenger or car driver, etc.),” another person wrote.