Maternal love under streetlight: Mother accompanies daughter to study beside road

Maternal love under streetlight: Mother accompanies daughter to study beside road

(People’s Daily Online)    09:11, September 17, 2013


Sanitation worker Wu Weixiu helps her daughter with her homework under streetlight

Tang Dingrui, 7, studies beside the road under streetlight every night in Yibin city, southwest China, while her mother, a sanitation worker, cleans road near her.  Wu Weixiu, 38, divorced, lives with her 60-year-old mother and Tang Dingrui. Wu has to do all housework after work, and because of outdoor work, she looks older than her real age. “My mother is illiterate, so she cannot help with my daughter’s homework. Also Tang was born shortsighted, no one can take care of her, so I have to take her with me after school hour. ” Wu feels guilty to her daughter. During her break, she checks her daughter several times and sometimes she reads textbook with her.  But Tang has a positive mind. “My mom has no money to treat my eyes, but she buys new glasses for me every year,” she said happily. Tang has another explanation as to why she does homework under streetlight, saying “streetlight is brighter than the light in my home, and my mom can save electricity expense if I study here.”

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