“Oil-stained Hands”

President Kim Il Sung visited a factory in August Juche 38 (1949).

It was awfully sultry. Looking around the factory, the leader stopped before a worker who was keen on welding.

Wearing off his helmet and raising his head, the worker sprang up, for he recognized the leader.

At the moment the leader reached out his hand to give him a handshake.

But the worker stepped back trying to hide his oil-stained hands.

The President heartily took the worker by the hand, saying “Never mind. My hands are also oil-stained.”

As the story tells, the hands of the President who was always among workers all his life were “oil-stained”.

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