Footage has emerged of a young girl showing incredible kindness and strength to her disabled brother as she carries him to and from school every day.
Zhou Dingshuang puts on her brother’s shoes every day and carries him out to school come rain or shine, she clearly doesn’t want him to miss out on anything.
It was uncertain whether the boy would be able to go to school or not, but in order to make sure her brother would get the education he deserved, Zhou offered her help to make sure he got to school every single day.
While it isn’t clear whether Zhou’s brother was born with an inability to walk, or whether there was an accident or other cause for the disability, what is clear is Zhou’s dedication to helping him.
In the video, you can see Zhou getting her 12-year-old brother’s shoes before carrying him 500 metres to the classroom.
They both live and study at the same boarding school – which is why their parents aren’t around to help them – and special arrangements have been made to ensure the siblings can stay together and look after each other.
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You can see in the video the pair crossing the square towards school working as a team, with Zhou giving her brother a piggy back and her brother holding an umbrella to make sure neither of them get wet.
Liu Yan, from Heizhigue Township Centre School, said:
Because of Zhou and her brother’s status, we decided to arrange a special room for them.
When the two go home, she even helps her parents with jobs around the house.
Sometimes I come home to dry seeds, prepare food, help my parents wash clothes and teach my brother to write Hanzi.
I’ll be his legs. I’ll be with him forever.
We need more people like Zhou in the world. What an incredible young girl.