The couple who proved love conquers all: Extraordinary story of the 2ft 6in man and his burns victim wife who say happiness ‘isn’t about appearance’
They say love conquers all, and this couple from China are a perfect example.
Dong Zhijun, who stands 2ft 6in tall, and his wife Yuan Wanyu, who is a burns victim, prove that when it comes to love, appearance isn’t everything.
The pair, who live in Anshan city in northern China’s Liaoning Province, said mutual understanding and unconditional support are the keys to a happy marriage, reported the People’s Daily Online.
According to the report, Dong, a 29-year-old online businessman, was born with rickets.
The condition, which affects bone development, hampered the growth of Dong’s limbs when he was little, leading him to stand less than three feet tall.
The man suffered from poor health in his early years and spent most of his childhood and teenage years in bed because he was prone to bone fractures.
Dong was only able to walk – aided by a pair of crutches – after he entered adulthood
Dong’s fate changed in 2003 when he was just 16 years old.
His father passed way that year due to sudden illness and his mother’s health began to deteriorating.
The man, who had been taken care of by his parents daily, realised he would have to learn to support himself.
He started to teach himself how to read and write Chinese characters.
He also learned how to type on a keyboard and use the internet, thanks to a second-hand computer his sister bought him.
Fascinated by the digital world, Dong moved on to established four websites and supervised another seven.
He had been recruited as an IT clerk by an information services company, according to a report on Xinhua News Agency.
Dong now works as a broadcaster on a live-stream platform, which has earned him around 150,000 followers. The man also runs an online store.
The internet has not only given Dong a career but also brought him true love.
Dong and his wife, Yuan Wanyu, 27, met each other seven years ago through an online job marketplace devoted to disabled people.
Yuan is originally from Zhaoqing city in southern China’s Guangdong Province.
She was severely burned in an accident when he was one year old.
Yuan’s face was disfigured and she lost all fingers on her left hand as a result of the accident.
What’s more? She had been unable to close her eyes since the accident due to the disfigurement.
The poor financial condition of Yuan’s family meant she couldn’t go to university after high school.
Her appearance had also become an obstacle for her to find a job in her hometown.
After Yuan met Dong online, the pair stayed in close contact for a year.
Yuan had been rejected by several companies due to her looks, and Dong became her confidante.
The two quickly fell in love.
bijan613, MARINA DEL REY, United States, about 10 hours ago
Too sweet ….
Sharrari, Tampa, United States, about 12 hours ago
What a beautiful and sweet story, cheers to this couple! I should not have read this story at work 🙁
afrissore, Marlborough, about 12 hours ago
That’s the sweetest love story I’ve ever heard <3
MayMarch, somewhere, United Kingdom, about 13 hours ago
If anyone deserves happiness its them! Bless them 🙂
Cathy F, England, United Kingdom, about 14 hours ago
Hope you both have a very happy life together. There really is someone for everyone.
Fom, Brighton, Australia, about 14 hours ago
Good luck to them both, and may they be an example of true love to others.
TRUMP_2016, New York, United States, about 14 hours ago
I think the Daily Mail should set up a Go Fund me account to send them on a nice honeymoon.