A teenager has been hailed as “the most beautiful student in China” after spending three years giving piggy-back rides to his disabled friend just so he could attend class.
The story of 18-year-old Xie Xu, who has volunteered to look after his 19-year-old classmate Zhang Chi, has recieved a great deal of local coverage and has gone viral on Chinese social media sites.
Guo Chunxi, the deputy headmaster at Daxu High School in Xuzhou, where the two friends study together, described the story as “so inspiring and touching”.
He said Xie had led by example in helping Zhang, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, a condition that gradually weakens skeletal muscle.
“They aren’t family, but Xie has been doing this for three years,” Guo said.
Every day for the last 3 years Xie Xu has been carrying his disabled classmate to school on his back His friend suffers from muscular dystrophy a disease that results in a potentially a shortened lifespan for Zhang Chi
For now Xie makes at least a dozen daily trips with his friend 200 days per year and even brings Zhang his meal every day
But this dedication extends beyond friendship Xie Xu and Zhang Chi are also the top students in their class Xie exerts positive influence on other students. With their assistance Zhang has never missed out on one single class
This kind of selfless act is what life is all about! After all, what else could we measure our lives by if it not by the impact that we have made in other’s lives?
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