Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is in the news after he spilled coffee and cleaned it on his own, without waiting for the Parliament’s cleaning staff to get going. People across the world are lauding the PM for this, and on the other hand, it also gives a glimpse of the elitist mentality that other political leaders project.
Nevertheless, the video of the Netherlands PM cleaning the spilled coffee with a mop, while the cleaners cheer him, has gone viral. In the 34-second clip, he has a bunch of files in one hand and a foam cup of coffee in the other — which he accidentally drops while walking.
His humility has definitely won hearts worldwide, with Coach Vikram — whose Twitter handle is @CoachVikram — correlating him with the attitude of Indian politicians and business leaders. “How many of us even know the name of the janitor who daily cleans our office toilets?” he further asked.
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
Here are some of the reactions the video elicited on social media.
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
Question: what would the president or prime minister of your country do if he/she would accidentally drop a cup of coffee? ☕️
I am proud of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte @MinPres 🇳🇱
— Alexander Verbeek 🌍 (@Alex_Verbeek) June 5, 2018
Have a look at Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte and what he does when a tea cup accidently fell from his hands… And Imagine what would Indian Political leaders do in this situation? pic.twitter.com/owwtsayM5F
— Shruthi Shetty (@shruthishetty21) June 5, 2018
— Prateek (@PrateekUmaSaroj) June 6, 2018
Mark Rutte, current Prime Minister of the Netherlands,accidentally drops his coffee cup.See his reaction AND action.Wish Indian politicians & business leaders could emulate this. How many of us even know the name of the janitor who daily cleans our office toilets? #PresenceOfMind pic.twitter.com/8RaLQNf3Ay
— Coach Vikram (@CoachVikram) June 6, 2018
While what Rutte did was replete of humility, people across the world celebrating it as something incredible shows how we have leaders but could use some more role models. What do you think? Let us know in the comments’ section below.