In the poetic watery land of Ox Hill Town (牛山镇),
of East Sea County (东海县) in Lianyungang (连云港), Jiangsu Province
(江苏省), there is a 10-year old little boy named Hu Jishan
(胡继汕) who is also known as “Big Bloke” (顶天立地的男子汉). The bloke
is not really big in size as you can tell from the photo
which illustrates a cozy moment he shares with his mom, but
what he has accomplished is truly outstanding.
A decade ago this bloke was born, from which
his mother was infected with rheumatic disease and years
later became totally bedridden. When the boy started primary
school at age of 6, in order to earn enough money to treat
his mother, his father went to another city to take a better
paid job, leaving his mom under his care.
Since then, the boy gets up at 5 in the early
morning to help his mother with toilet duties, then he cooks
breakfast, brushes his mom’s teeth, washes his mom’s face,
feeds his mom breakfast and feeds himself breakfast, and
then collects his bag and runs to school, and then runs back
home during the lunch break to help his mom change position
in bed and to clean his mom’s body and to cook lunch and
to feed his mom lunch and to feed himself lunch, and then
runs back to school for afternoon session, and then runs
back home after school to help his mom change position in
bed and to clean his mom’s body and to wash his mom's clothes
and to cook dinner and to feed his mom dinner and to feed
himself dinner before he sits down at his mom’s bedside doing
his homework and telling his mom what has happened during
the day at school.
Each day his time is so tightly scheduled that
he gets no time to play with other kits, not even during
the break time between the class sessions as by there he
is busy catching up with his homework. As the result, his
study is always good good, while his mom forever keeps clean
clean and eats well well, since he has learned how to do
stir-fries, that include stir-fry scrambled egg with tomato,
stir-fry scrambled egg with bean sprouts, stir-fry green
vegetable with dry fungus to name a few.
Fortunately, he’s not alone. His teachers,
his school principal and his neighbours are always ready
to offer him their hands. But he is a “Big Bloke” and, like
all big blokes around the world, he is proud of helping others
instead of receiving help; by now he is tremendously proud
that he is able to help his mom.
Only the one who knows how to be a good man
(no matter how young) knows how to manage his family; only
the one who knows how to manage his family knows how to administrate
Some online comments on the news:
Kids like this will be the ones to make a nation
strong and prosperous.
Kids like this shall be the right material
for working in government when grown up, for they are the
ones who know how to help people.
(Source of info: 魏爱华; photo: 张凌飞 - 扬子晚报)
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