7-year-old Chinese boy is the sole carer for his paralysed father

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Despite all the hardships he is currently facing and the incredible amount of work he does in a day, this little boy still finds time to study. Just amazing. And incredibly inspiring...

It looks like China is home to some of the most caring little children ever. We recently brought you the story of the three-year-old girl who lovingly cared for her injured mother in hopital.

Now, we tell you the story of a seven-year-old schoolboy in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, who has been tenderly looking after his paralysed dad for over a year.

According to CCTV News, in 2013, Ou Yanglin’s father Ou Tongming fell from the second floor of their house, which was under construction.

The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis from the waist down. The family’s savings rapidly ran out due to the cost of treatment needed for the injury.

7 year old chinese boy cares for paralysed dad

7 year old Chinese boy cares for his paralysed dad: Ou Yanglin amazingly still finds time to study, despite everything.
Image from CCTV News

Ou Tongming’s wife couldn’t cope with the tragedy and, taking their three-year-old daughter with her, left him and their son Ou Yanglin, never to be heard of again.

But young Ou Yanglin rose to the occasion and has looked after his father since then — all the while continuing his education.

You won’t imagine what Ou Yanglin’s day is like. Keep reading on the next page to find out.