Amidst a number of cross-country expeditions in the name of love, this Shandong man has joined the throng of pilgrims searching for lost lovers.
According to NetEase News, the elderly man embarked on the search for his mentally ill wife after she was robbed of her clothes and money before disappearing in early April.
He immediately packed all his belongings into a rickshaw which he has towed for two months as he vagabonds about China, desperately looking for his lost love.
Aside from collecting and trading in recyclable waste, the man relies on the charity of local people in the towns he passes through, who often supply him with food and water.
The man has acquired the company of a pair of stray dogs, which joined the caravan on the taxing and so-far fruitless journey.
Despite sometimes being disturbingly obsessive, this unyielding devotion to loved ones has become emblematic of many relationships in China.
Our best wishes go to this roaming romantic, who we hope may find more success than the 29-year-old man who stalked his unrequited love—a 62 year old woman he met on WeChat.
By Liam Bourke