Little girl helps street cleaner mum sweep Shanghai streets under sweltering heat

What have you done for your mum lately? This little girl might be young, but she is not afraid of a little hard work.

According to Shanghaiist, a little girl was spotted helping her mum sweep the streets around Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, even with the temperatures rising above 40 degrees Celsius.

A local policeman and Weibo user named Xiao Zhou captured the pics while he was out on patrol.

He said that he thought the little girl looked like she was only 6 years old and was helping out her mum nicely, despite the oppressive heat.

Upon noticing the situation, Xiao Zhou came over and handed two bottles of water to the girl and her mom, reminding them to take a rest when they could.

Officer Xiao Zhou posted the pictures to Weibo, writing:

"Street cleaners are really hard-working people who take care of our environment. If you can behave yourself and do not litter the ground with trash, those street cleaners might not have it so hard."

Netizens commented that people should 'stop littering' and that 'government should raise their salaries'.