AN 18-year-old who piggy-backed his disabled friend to school daily for the last three years has been labelled “the most beautiful student in China”.
According to UK’s The Independent, Xie Xu had volunteered to look after his 19-year-old classmate Zhang Chi who suffered from muscular dystrophy.
The teenagers were classmates at Daxu High School in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province.
According to the school deputy headmaster Guo Chunxi: “They aren’t family, but Xie has been doing this for three years.”
The headteacher said the duo had never missed a class. “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 story had been shared widely on Chinese social media and had also received widespread local media coverage.
However, Xie may not be able to help his friend much longer as it was reported Xie had applied to join the Nanjing Polytechnic Institute after he graduated from high school.