VIDEO: Social media in awe as Dutch PM Mark Rutte mops up his coffee spill

09:51 PM | 5 Jun, 2018
VIDEO: Social media in awe as Dutch PM Mark Rutte mops up his coffee spill
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AMSTERDAM - It is not every day that we see a politician impressing us with their humility. But Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is not like his other political counterparts.

Rutte accidentally spilled coffee in the Dutch Parliament but didn’t leave the job to the cleaners. He borrowed a mop and started cleaning up the mess while the cleaners’ applauded him.

Dutch diplomat Cees Van Beek first uploaded the video on Twitter on June 4, and since then his post has been liked and shared by people across the world.

Social media users have been amazed by the move, citing him as an "example of humble leadership":

In October 2017, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte became an instant legend, as he cycled to the Royal Palace to meet King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.