Many people have an idea of teenagers as being selfish and self involved. The worst part is that this is somewhat based in fact, as there are many teenagers were like that. But 18 year old Xie Xu is a teenager in China who defies these stereotypes with something amazing he does for his best friend every day. Zhang Chi, his best friend who is 19 years old, suffers from muscular dystrophy.
This disease has made his life a struggle, as even the most basic activities become very difficult to perform. However, he has a friend who does not want to let the muscular dystrophy dictate his life. Xie has shown that he wants to make every effort to ensure that his best friend lives the life that he deserves and gets the education that he needs and deserves.
Every morning, Xie goes to Zhang’s house to carry his best friend to school on his back. He actually does this with his friend about a dozen times a day, 200 days out of every year. He does this just for the purpose of making sure that his best friend gets to school on time.
￼What makes this story even more amazing is that these two boys are the top two students in that class.
An estimation says that 243,000 kids have ailments similar to this one and miss school because of it. However, thanks to his selfless and caring friend, Zhang has not missed even one day of school.