In Brief

Mow the lawn and help an old woman cross the street for a free haircut, and get rewarded by this bank

Run by a local authority, a ‘morality bank’ popping up in northeast China’s city of Yanji is rewarding good deeds in the form of redeemable points, with larger deeds warranting more points to be earned.

Handing in a lost wallet earns account holders 50 points for instance, whereas helping someone in a dangerous situation nets them between 300 to 500, and donating hematopoietic stem cells warrants 1000. Accumulated points can be used for a range of services costing various amounts. Haircuts on the lower end of the spectrum cost 150 points, though larger account balances can afford home cleaning sessions and even health check-ups.

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