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  • COINCIDENCE?: Kong Shengdong works for public transportation on weekdays and volunteers to repair bikes on Saturday nights in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province
  • NOT ALONE: Kong repairs bikes with his team of volunteers
  • FOREVER YOUNG: "I'm not that young guy any longer, and you can call me uncle Kong now," Kong says
  • GETTING POPULAR: Kong fixes the bike as chats with locals, many of whom have heard his name
  • LITTLE CLIENT: Kong fixes a kid's bike for people who turn to him for help
  • PACK UP: Kong packages tools, ready to go home after other volunteers have left around 10 p.m.
  • ROLE CHANGE: In the daytime, Kong drives bus route K28 as usual

"Following in Lei Feng's footsteps and helping people make me happy." said Kong Shengdong, 49, a bus driver of Hangzhou Public Transport Group Co., Ltd. in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Lei Feng is a renowned altruist and young soldier whose short life of public service is celebrated annually on March 5.

Every Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., residents near Zhongshan Beilu Road and Baijing Fangxiang Road will see Kong busily repairing bikes for passers-by.

Kong has charitably fixed 26,000 bikes every Saturday night for the past 26 years. "It's easy to find a mender in the day but hard to do so at night." Kong said.

Some people didn't understand why he volunteered to do this. "Because people need help." Kong answered.

Neighbors praise him as a living Lei Feng. "I am just doing what I'm supposed to do as a Party member," Kong said, "I've never thought I could receive such approval."

Kong's deeds influenced lots of people. Besides 10 more volunteers joining him, Kong also has some apprentices.

Compared to driving a bus, "there is a start and an end on a bus route, but never an end on the way of serving people," Kong said.

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