TRENDING Belgium 'peeing boy' dressed up to honor medical workers


Belgium 'peeing boy' dressed up to honor medical workers

By Huang Jingjing and Qian Xinran | People's Daily app

22:51, September 09, 2020

Brussels' famous Manneken Pis statue was dressed as a doctor on Saturday to honor medical workers fighting on the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 400-year old bronze statue, depicting a small boy urinating into a water fountain, is located in Brussels, capital of Belgium, and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

Now, it's in a white gown and wears a protective face mask.

"This is a huge 'thank you' to all hospital staff--not just doctors and nurses--but also cleaners, all the jobs in a hospital," Marc Guebel, a member of the association that manages the statue, told Reuters.

"They have taken risks ... they have done a remarkable job," he said.

The "peeing boy" was also dressed in other outfits before, like as Santa Claus, in judo attire and a tai chi boxing outfit. It's reportedly a traditional way for Brussels to honor famous historical figures, pop stars and sports personalities, and celebrate festivals.

(Video source: Reuters)

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