Ladies, before it’s too late, find yourself somebody who will whip up a fresh batch of jellied tofu for your 115-year-old mother.
Netizens were swooning yesterday over touching footage of a supercentenarian whose son-in-law has taken care of her for the past four decades. The video shows the Sichuan man preparing a vat of tofu pudding for his mother-in-law, Li Jiulian, as she looks on from her perch by the fireplace.
“It’s what she likes to eat. I give her a little bit every week,” he says. “She doesn’t like the takeout kind – too sour. It’s better homemade.”
Later he can be seen cooling slabs of what looks like an egg cake with his breath and hand feeding them to her, brushing her hair and carrying her through the woods on his back. Born the year that air conditioning was invented, and a child of the decade that witnessed the fall of imperial China, Li moved into her daughter’s home after the death of her only son in the late seventies.
Add this to the list of contenders vying for the summer’s best display of filial piety, alongside this man who has cross-dressed to make his grieving mother feel better since the death of his sister twenty years ago.
It appears the key to longevity isn’t the Mediterranean diet, tantric meditation, abstention from life’s vices, or even Miller High Life, purported by at least one doctor to be the fountain of youth. It’s marrying your daughter off to a man who will pulverize soybeans by hand when you have a craving for tofu and the store-bought variety is just too tart for your liking.
Watch the video below:
By Henry Knight
[Images via Pear Video]
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