Elderly Woman Mistakenly Prays to League of Legends Character

[Images: IT Home | Riot Games]
[Images: IT Home | Riot Games]
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Or, who knows, maybe she knew exactly what she was doing?

As pointed out on Sina (via ShanghaiIst) and IT Home, an elderly woman was making incense offerings and kneeling before League of Legends character Garen. These images appeared on Chinese social networking site Weibo and were taken outside of a internet cafe, explaining the giant Garen statue.

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[Image: IT Home]
[Image: IT Home]

But why is the woman praying? As ShanghaiIst explains, it’s likely she has mistaken the character for Guan Yu, a famous general who is now worshipped by some as a god.

[Image: IT Home]
[Image: IT Home]

Online in China, some expressed sympathy for her confusion, while others were amused by the whole situation.

[Image: IT Home]
[Image: IT Home]

Hopefully she found whatever comfort she was searching for.

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