Love in the basket: Crippled wife serves as blind husband’s eyes as he carries her while they make it through every day

Image capture of video via People's Daily China

Some people have the innate tendency to complain if faced with life’s adversities. When they stumble, they only let themselves remain face-down on the ground. 

Well, we all know life is tough; and sometimes, we only hold on to someone for courage to pull ourselves up again, especially if we were denied basic human material needs, or worse, lost a part of us that we know could never be replaced nor put back.

While such plights have been usually deemed hopeless, still there are others who strive hard to overcome life’s hardships; hence, they triumph  over tragedy — just like this couple in China who still manages to live with positivity.

Love and sacrifice is apparently very evident in this wonderful farmer-couple from  Yong’an Village in Chongqing as they help each other everyday. Both are differently abled– wherein one is blind and the other is crippled.

The husband, Cao Shucai lost his sight in 1988, while his wife, Xu Houbi could not walk because of rickets.

For 29 years, blind Cao puts his wife in a huge basket on his back and carries her everywhere, everyday. Xu serves as his eyes as they trail the 30cm-wide field path on their way to work.

People’s Daily China shared their story on Facebook which went viral; gaining 1.9M views, 57K reactions, and more than 3,500 comments from netizens who were moved by their selfless act of love and compassion for each other — calling them the “basket couple”.

Love in the basket: Wife can't walk, hubby is blind, but the disabled couple help each other live their daily lifeCao Shucai and his wife Xu Houbi are farmers from Yong'an Village in #Chongqing, but their story has recently moved China. Cao lost his sight in 1988 while Xu, his wife cannot walk due to rickets. In the past 29 years, everyday, Cao puts his wife in a huge basket and carries her everywhere. And she serves as his eyes and helps him not to fall down from a 30cm-wide field path. Netizens call them "basket couple".

Posted by People's Daily, China on Saturday, September 23, 2017


Everyone was wishing and praying for them to make it through everyday, as one commented: “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”

Now, do you still have the urge to complain?

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