The world is still full of people who love unconditionally, they make this planet a more beautiful place to live in. Many are unsung heroes, one of such is Xie Xu.
18-year-old Xie Xu met his 19-year-old classmate Zhang Chi when the pair began attending school together at Daxu High School in Xuzhou, a large city in the northern province of Jiangsu, in China.
Zhang suffers from muscular dystrophy, a condition that weakens skeletal muscle which often makes it very difficult for those with the disease to walk or carry their own weight.
18-year-old Xie Xu carries 19-year-old classmate Zhang Chi round the school each day
Xie, who stands at 1.73 meters tall and weighs 75 kilos, decided to carry his friend around the school’s campus to make sure he was able to attend all of his classes.
‘The story of the two students is so inspiring and touching. They aren’t family, but [Xie] has been doing this for three years,’ Guo Chunxi, the vice-principal of Daxu High School told a local media outlet.
The teenagers live in dorms close by to the school, and each day Xie carries Zhang from their rooms to the school, and back again, and helps him with daily tasks such as getting meals by taking him to the cafeteria and washing his clothes.
Xie said that he carries his friend back and forth between classes, around the school, and their dorm about a dozen times each day.
Both young men are hard-working students and are at the top of their class, and are looking forward to their future studying in tertiary education.
‘He’s the most beautiful student. He also exerts positive influence on other students, who readily help Zhang. With their assistance, Zhang has never missed out on one single class,’ the vice-principal said.
By Heather Mcnab for Daily Mail Australia