The pair’s incredible friendship makes the load seem that little bit lighter
This compassionate Chinese high school student has spent the past three years carrying his disabled friend to and from school for the past three years, The Telegraph reports.
Each day, 18-year-old Xie Xu, standing at just 1.73 metres tall and weighing 75 kilos, helps bring his 19-year-old friend Zhang Chi from their dorms to school nearby. Xie also helps carry his friend from class to class and often helps with tasks such as washing his clothes.
The pair struck up their incredible friendship when they became students at Daxu High School, situated in the northern province of Jiangsu.The vice headmaster at the school says Xie Xu’s dedication has helped inspire other students around him:
“The story of the two students is so inspiring and touching. They aren’t family, but [Xie] has been doing this for three years. He’s the most beautiful student”, he said to a local media outlet.
“With their assistance, Zhang has never missed out on one single class” Zhang Chi suffers from muscular dystrophy, a genetic condition that causes the body’s muscles to weaken and causes life long disability. Despite the difficulties the two face, they are both top students at the school.
Unsurprisingly, social media users have shown their delight at Xie’s selfless actions: “We should learn from their friendship. In today’s society, Zhang’s dedication is especially precious.”
“Piggybacking once isn’t hard at all, but what amazes us is that he’s stuck to it for so long! Good job!”, commented one user.