The story of a man from Zhejiang who has been carrying his 84-year-old mother suffering from Alzheimer on his motorcycle to work everyday so he can look after her has moved netizens’ hearts.
According to China News, Lu Xincai’s father passed away earlier this year and his wife works in another city. His mother has been afflicted with Alzheimer since last year. As no-one is free to take care of her at home, he decided to take her with him to work everyday.
Lu rides four kilometers to work every day. In order to prevent her from falling off the vehicle, Lu came up with the idea of using a rope to fasten them together by the hip. Afraid that she would feel uncomfortable, he deliberately rides at a rather slow speed. He also chats with her to amuse her during the journey.
After getting his mother settled in a room set aside for her by his company, Lu starts his security job. He told reporters that he would check on her and talk with her every single hour. “Only if I see her will I feel relaxed. Otherwise I would be afraid if she had wandered away.”
Lu hopes that the time passes more slowly so that he can have more time to spend with her. “I was an apple in my mum’s eye, and now she’s my apple!” Lu added.
Last October, a devoted man from Shandong also managed to melt the heart of Chinese netizens after coming up with the idea of using a handcart to carry his 86-year-old mother to a nearby amusement park.
By Lucy Liu
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