A devoted husband has spent the last 56 years caring for his bed-ridden wife, who lost all sensation in her body when she was 20.
Du Yuanfa, 84, of Sunjiayu, in east China's Shandong Province, gave up his job as a coal miner in 1959, shortly after Zhou Yu'ai contracted a mysterious illness and became completely paralysed.
The couple had only been married for five months at the time, the People's Daily Online reported, yet Du vowed to "take care of her forever".
He found out about the tragic turn in events when he received a letter informing him that she was "sick and bed-bound", while working in a coal mine in a nearby city in Tai'an.
He returned home to discover his young wife was no longer able to look after herself, her whole body was stiff and she could not turn or even hold objects in her hands.
The couple, who live in a simple stone-built home, were told that Zhou was infertile and would be confined to her bed for the rest of her life.
Friends advised Du to annul the marriage and start again, but he refused. He then quit his job to look after her full-time.
Such devotion is rarest of rare, truly remarkable and worth applauding considering the number of years he spent caring for her
Wow, hats off to the guy...
This is a lesson for the current generation who are on the brink of divorce
I am sure he is not a politician.
Of course he is not... Had he been a politician, he would have put the blame on the wife and left her dying, to be with some other woman....
Salute to you Sir
This will be rarest of rare cases. Especially for the generation filing for divorces like changing clothes.
This is the definition of devotion. I think all of us could devote ourselves to someone we love.
Wow... what a husband...
ahmedabad - 19 hours ago
so touching...God and good wishes be always with this couple.. Hats off
Dr Tarun Kumar
Such devotion is rarest of rare
It is a very strong case of social responsibility and moral duty of a person. Such type of cases may also be found in India also
real life love story heart warming