A netizen took photos of the boy in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. (Internet photo)
Photos of a boy wearing a watermelon in Wenzhou, a city in eastern China's Zhejiang province, have gone viral online. While some internet users joked that wearing a watermelon is perfect to cool down in the summer heat, a doctor warned that wearing the fruit can also be harmful, reports Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily.
A netizen uploaded three photos taken on Chengxi Street in Wenzhou, with a boy wearing a hat and bottoms made out of a watermelon. The boy was also wearing anklets made out of watermelon peel. "No need to fear the heat this summer!" said the caption along with the photos.
The photos have been wildly shared online with netizens commenting on the cuteness of the boy, with others saying that the boy's parents are creative and even environmentalists.
However, a doctor said that although watermelon is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction if worn by adults, it could harm a child's skin. The doctor added that parents can dress their children in watermelon peel for fun, but should not let them wear it for long periods of time.