Chinese Toddler Brandishes Steel Pipe to Defend His Grandma

By Christine Linnell
Do not mess with this kid.
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  • A Chinese toddler is inspiring cheers and a bunch of jokes about “Avatar: The Last Airbender” following a viral video where he threatens people with a steel pipe to protect his grandmother.

    The People’s Daily YouTube channel explains:

    A video went viral on Chinese social media from Thursday shows a toddler picking up a steel pipe trying to defend his grandma from a group of Chengguan, the urban management force installed in Chinese cities whose job ranges from clamping down on illegal street vendors to enforcing rules on city sanitation, landscaping and parking.

    The toddler was captured shouting “don’t touch my grandma! Go away, don’t touch my grandma!” repeatedly while he held a steel pipe measured some twice his height, trying to push the Chengguan away.

    The video went viral on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, getting hundreds of thousands of views. It’s not clear why the authorities were messing with the boy’s grandmother, though.