This devoted son lost both his arms in an accident, yet continues to feed, and take care of his ailing, aging mother. In addition, he also tends to the family farm. Compared to many people in modern times who fret about lack of comfort and refuse to hold themselves responsible, this man’s devotion is commendable.
Xingyin Chen attends farm duties such as looking after the goats.
According to traditional Chinese culture, young people are supposed to repay their parents for bringing them up. In modern times however, this tradition seems to be falling by the way side. It seems like a sign of the times that many modern Chinese youth are forgetting their parent’s sacrifices.
Yet this is not the case with Xingyin Chen, a farmer from Sichuan province in China, who seems willing to rise up to any challenge to take care of his 91-year-old mother. What is even more admirable is that 48-year-old Chen has no arms.
Chen picks and carries farm produce aptly despite his disability.
After Chen’s ailing, aging mother fell ill with bronchitis back in 2014, Chen had no other option except to care for her. The Chen family lives on a farm which grows corn, and also has animals such as goats. Xingyin is the youngest son of a family of 6 members. In addition to caring for his mother, he also tends to farm duties, cooks and feeds the family, and tend the goats.
“I may not have hands, but I have a pair of good feet,” he told the Mirror.
He is able to perform many tasks, which would normally be done by hand, with his feet instead.
Despite his disability, some say that Chen can perform his household duties faster and more efficiently than most average people. He uses his feet to pick and de-kernel corn, prepare food and cook, and perform other chores on the farm. He holds a spoon in his mouth in order to feed his mom. “I can’t leave my mother at home alone, especially not in her old age,” Chen told the Mirror.
Chen can perform his household duties faster and more efficiently than most average people.
After watching these posts, netizens shared some of their sentiments. One person commented: “In some ways, his feet look more useful than my hands. What I respect about him the most is how hard he works to make his own life better instead of relying on help from others.”
The devoted son feeds his mother using a spoon held in his mouth.
“I felt like crying when I saw the picture of him feeding his mom,” another netizen shared.
He is able to cook and feed the family without the use of his hands.
Summing up our sentiments, one person posted, “People like him deserve more attention and should serve as our example. I wish him happiness.”
Wielding a cleaver, Chen dexterously prepares vegetables for the family meal.
“People like him deserve more attention and should serve as our example. I wish him happiness,” one netizen posted.
Another person said, “[w]hat I respect about him the most is how hard he works to make his own life better instead of relying on help from others.”