New trend has teens walking something very bizarre on leashes
A new trend in China has lonely teenagers walking cabbage "pets" on a leash, according to video from geobeats.
Groups of young people were photographed dragging around heads of cabbage at Midi Music Festival in Beijing.
The teens say they are expressing their isolation and trying to find a way to connect and interact with people, or even meet up with other lonely youth, geobeats says.
"I have more interest for my cabbage than I do my parents," 17-year-old Da-Xia Sung said. "I feel it understands me."
Psychiatric professionals say a cabbage companion can be a healthy form of therapy if you're feeling lonely, but they also warn about the effects of becoming too attached to a vegetable and not getting enough human interaction, geobeats says.
Other people say that they can put all their negative feelings into the cabbage and then release them by throwing it away when they're done.