For past 3 years, Xie is carrying his disabled friend Zhang to school, ensuring not to miss a single class
A friend in need is a friend indeed. We all have heard this old proverb and most of us believe it to be so true. One such true story of friendship is of Xie and Zhang. Everyone would be amazed to see the extraordinary friendship of Xie Xu and his classmate Zhang Chi; because, for the last three years, Xie Xu is literally shouldering the responsibility of his physically disabled best friend Zhang Chi and ensured that Zhang does not miss even a single class.
Zhang suffers from muscular dystrophy, a condition that weakens skeletal muscle. It becomes difficult for those with the disease to walk or carry their own weight. Xie Xu met Zhang Chi when they began attending school together at Daxu High School in Xuzhou, China.
The story of the two students is so inspiring and touching. They aren’t family, but Xie has been doing this for three years. Said Guo Chunxi, the vice-principal of Daxu High School.
They both live in the dorms close to the school. Each day, Xie carries Zhang from their rooms to the school and back again. He also helps Zhang with daily tasks such as getting meals, washing clothes. Xie carries Zhang even to the cafeteria for his breakfast.
Xie said he carries his friend for about a dozen times each day. In today’s materialistic world when people hardly have time for others, the beautiful friendship of Xie and Zhang is not less than a fairy tale.