‘Grandma Apricot’ finds online fame as she sells fruit on live streams from rural China

  • 4 years ago
An 80-year-old woman known as “Grandma Apricot” has quickly become an online star in China after she started selling red apricots with a live-streaming service. Cui Shuxia started live-streaming on May 24, 2020, from China’s northwestern province of Shaanxi as a way of boosting sales of her fruit amid the Covid-19 pandemic, only to attract millions of views and plenty of orders from customers drawn to her sincere sales pitches.