Last year, the Dutch PM Mark Rutte created headlines when he cycled his way to the Royal Palace to meet the king of Netherlands.
Our prime minister had a meeting with our king so he biked over and parked in front of the palace. 🇳🇱❤️ pic.twitter.com/N5X4PXa5ku— Robert Gaal (@robertgaal) October 14, 2017
And now once again he has created a buzz on the Internet.
According to a report by the Indian Express, he accidentally spilled coffee and cleaned it on his own without waiting for the cleaning staff to do it.
A video clip from the Parliament security area was shared by a diplomat on Twitter.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte dropped his coffee cup today in Parliament, then cleaned up the mess himself under loud cheers of the Parliament's cleaners. pic.twitter.com/hHhcP24YHQ— Cees Van Beek 🇳🇱 (@ceesvanbeek) June 4, 2018
In the clip, Mr Rutte is seen picking up his coffee cup and then grabbing a mop from one of the staff members. He then, cleans up the floor without hesitating as staff cheers him on.
People across the world are lauding the PM for this act and comparing it with the elitist mentality of their politicians.
Sometimes Prime Minister can do the job of a sweeper but not in our part of the world only Mark Rutte the Prime Minister of Netherlands can act as a sweeper I am impressed by his humbleness and that's why he is very popular in Dutch people pic.twitter.com/Kdjiue4r0i— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) June 5, 2018
True democracy, true leadership, no luxuriousness, no circle of sycophants and apple-polishers, no protocol, true public servant not ruler, simple & humble style of politics 👇Dutch PM Rutte accidentally spilled his coffee and then did not hesitate to clean up the mess himself. pic.twitter.com/9MhkX7vAmI— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) June 5, 2018
Honour is earned this way... A lesson for us, a lesson for our so called pro democratic politicians— Aamer Inam (@AamerInam) June 5, 2018
This is Dutch Prime Minister, He dropped his coffee While On the Way To Office....And see his reactions....I wish my worthy Indian politicians could see this....Mood enhancing video....Share If You Liked It pic.twitter.com/6FBrxt1FbX— ☬ SINGH ਸਿੰਘ ☬ 🇮🇳 (@HatindersinghR) June 5, 2018
And Indians want their politicians to learn some serious lessons from this act.
Two lessons to emulate for our leaders whose ego gets the better of them all the time:1. He carries his own coffee2. He spills it. And cleans it himselfThis video of the Dutch PM going viral. pic.twitter.com/LXCnquI9FD— Arvind Jha (@jalajboy) June 5, 2018