Photo of West Hartford Red Head in China Goes Viral

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:50 AM EDT
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A junior from Hall High School in West Hartford was a hit during a school trip to China this month and a photo of his visit is going viral.

A junior from Hall High School in West Hartford was a hit during a school trip to China this month and a photo of his visit is going viral.

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A junior from Hall High School in West Hartford was a hit during a school trip to China this month and a photo of his visit is going viral.

People with red hair, or gingers, are a bit of a novelty in China and this photo captures students in a fishing village on Hainan island touching Jonathan Sussler’s red locks.

After being was posted on Facebook and several other sites, it has been viewed more than a quarter million times.

According to a post on Reddit, the children had never before seen red hair and asked to touch Sussler’s locks. That one post has generated hundreds of comments. 

Lauren Drazen, the wife of NBC Connecticut anchor Brad Drazen, happened to snap the photo that is getting the widespread attention.

She is Sussler’s teacher and was the trip leader.

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