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Restoring Faith in Humanity

October 1, 2012 by Galvin Tan in Daily Rants with 0 Comments

Just as we thought that our world is a goner and it will come to an end soon, well think again. To be honest, it saddens me to see the human race is killing each other – by polluting the earth, hating each other and inciting racism and religious beliefs. If not, we surely are poisoning ourselves with corruption, lies and deceptions – all which to nothing at all in the end. Where have humanity gone?

It’s Monday today, first day of the week and coincidentally it’s also the first day of October. Just like any other day, I came in to the office expecting nothing but work, work and more work. However, two things happened this morning and suddenly, I see the world differently again.

First thing was a video clip somebody shared on Facebook. A YouTube video entitled ‘Security Camera Video Captures Good Too’. It a simple clip they left me all warm and fuzzy inside after watching it. It turns out that I’ve been blinded with my own stereotyping all this while.

The second thing was an article from the Daily Mail which another friend shared on her Facebook. It’s about a story of a Chinese woman and her husband who saved and raised 30 abandoned babies in China. Both of them are just rubbish collectors, they have nothing, but yet they’re able to provide for 30 abandoned babies despite living in poverty.

Here’s an excerpt of the story…

A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.

Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.

She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.

Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just seven – was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.

‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.

‘I took him back to our home, which is a very small modest house in the countryside and nursed him to health. He is now a thriving little boy, who is happy and healthy.

‘My older children all help look after Zhang Qilin, he is very special to all of us. I named him after the Chinese word for rare and precious.

‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181017/Lou-Xiaoying-Story-Chinese-woman-saved-30-abandoned-babies-dumped-street-trash.html#ixzz282MYtsIB 

The story moved me to tears. I’m touched to know that there is still some good in all us. I’m glad that I came across these two things today; sometimes we just need to learn to see things differently. My faith in humanity has been restored.


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A creative professional and social media junkie, Galvin Tan has been blogging since 2005 and he writes about everything from food to gadget. An avid fan of football and loves playing foosball and basketball. For latest updates, follow him @galvintan on Twitter.

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