Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Chinese Chicken Soup for the Soul story

Tiantian told this story as part of her journal reflection on the power of kindness.

        "Numerous examples clearly illustrate the simple yet magic power of kindness. Here I'd like to share one that happened to a boy in my neighborhood. He had been in a serious relationship with his girlfriend for 6 years and they were both in deep love with each other.But unfortunately, the girl's parents had never agreed to their marriage because he was born out of a poor family in the countryside and couldn't afford a house in the city. One day, when he was on his way to work, he saw an old man fall down by the roadside because of a heart attack. With no hesitation, he sent him to hospital and paid the hospital expenses and hurried to work. Several days later, he and his girlfriend finally decided to see her parents. [I know...after SIX years??]  The moment the door opened, the two men inside and outside the door stood still and stared at each other for a long time -- the old man he saved the other day was the girl's father! The result of the story now becomes crystal clear: the girt's parents pleasantly consented to their relationship with an apartment as the gift for their marriage, and last month they got married blissfully."

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