This is the moment – seen five million times online – a Chinese man returns to his Hubei home for the first time after lockdown and finds a swallow’s nest built on his shower head.
Mr Liang, from the city of Xiantao in Central China’s Hubei Province, had not been home since before Chinese New Year in the middle of January.
When he finally visited his family home on 1st May for the first time in over four months, Mr Liang found the expertly built nest on the plastic shower head inside his bathroom.
Footage shared to social media shows him carefully lifting the shower head off the wall and inspecting the interior of the nest, which appears to have been completed despite having no occupants inside.
Mr Liang said: “I found it in the bathroom of my old family home.
“We hadn’t been back for more than four months, since before Chinese New Year.
“There was no swallow, and I didn’t see any eggs, but I’m not going to touch it.”
Mr Liang believes the nest is relatively new and could still be used by a bird in the coming weeks.
However, he admitted he “may one day” have to use his shower head.
The city of Xiantao was put on full lockdown on 24th January along with all remaining cities in Hubei Province a day after provincial capital and COVID-19 epicentre Wuhan was effectively shut off from the rest of the country.
Nearly 60 million people remained on lockdown months before restrictions began to ease in certain cities in March.
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