Saving one person’s life is enormously heroic, and that person will forever be in your debt. Especially if you also saved that person’s father years before.
That’s what happened in China this summer, when a boy cried for help after falling into the river in Zhutang, China.
80-year-old Xu Weitang heard the boy’s cries from inside his home, and despite no longer being as mobile as he once was – two years earlier he’d injured himself falling down some stairs – the elderly man didn’t hesitate to help.
The 8-year-old boy had fallen in the river while playing near it with his grandmother, and Weitang jumped in and pulled the boy to safety. Which was miracle enough.
But when he visited the hospital to check on the boy, the man learned something even more amazing. He knew the boy’s father, because thirty years earlier, he’d saved him from drowning in the same river.
In fact, Weitang and his wife have made rescuing people from that river something of a hobby. Since moving into their home, Weitang has saved three other people from drowning in the river, and his wife has saved one.
Somebody should probably put up a fence around that river. And then put up a plaque celebrating the Weitang family’s heroics!
Source: Good News Network