A photo of a woman helping her son learn to write along a sidewalk in Ho Chi Minh City has recently captured the attention of many social media users in Vietnam who were touched by the beautiful motherhood.
The heart-warming moment was captured by Bui Xuan Vu, a Ho Chi Minh City-based photographer, as he was searching for an inspiration in the downtown area on Sunday evening.
Vu said he first saw the young boy practicing writing along the promenade in front of the iconic Ben Thanh Market in District 1.
Sitting on the ground, the boy was using the edge of the sidewalk as a ‘table.’
As Vu stood watching the boy, he then saw a woman, supposedly his mother, leaving Ben Thanh Market and heading toward him.
She sat right behind him, wrapped her arms around his back, and started helping her son with his practice.
Both the mother and her son were simply dressed, while they carried along multiple bags containing their belongings.
The two looked totally focused on their work, as if all the hustle and bustle of the city had not existed.
It is believed that they were a homeless family, who earn a living by selling common items in the area.
The photo was posted to a Facebook group named Vietnam Street Photography the following day and has received a lot of attention and positive comments.
“A mother always loves and protects her child. She is also a great teacher,” Vu wrote in the caption as he posted the photo to the group.
Beautiful, touching, and meaningful are what most viewers said about the image.
“I really admire street photographers [like Vu] as they know how to capture the most unforgettable moments,” a Facebook user stated.