42-year-old Hubei native Zeng Yueying arrived in Wenzhou with her husband in 2006 to look for work. Three years ago, they began working as road sweepers. One day last year, a friend from their hometown hid their son as a joke, sending them into a panic attack when they thought that someone had abducted their son. Since then, Zeng has kept her 3-year-old son, Liu Shuai, by her side wherever she goes, even when she’s at work sweeping the city streets.
When asked by a reporter why they haven’t considered sending her son to a kindergarten, Zeng replied, “Who wouldn’t want to? But between me and my husband, we earn just RMB2,600 a month. Where would we find the money to send our son to a kindergarten?”
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