These touching photos prove that an elderly Chinese couple really meant it when they made their wedding vows 55 years ago to be true to each other in sickness and in health.
Devoted wife Wei Guiyi, 76, has been guiding her blind husband Huang Funeng, 80, around with a bamboo pole in their small village in southern China for the past 30 years, since a degenerative eye condition took his sight.
Despite suffering from osteoporosis, which caused her hunchback condition, Guiyi never complains about their plights and says that she looks forward to every new day, according The People’s Daily.
1. Wei Guiyi, 76, guides her blind hubby Huang Funeng, 80, every day using bamboo sticks.
And now that the story and images of the elderly couple making their way around their village have been picked up by social media, they have been named “pictures of true love”.
Guiyi became the eyes of the couple when Huang was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and lost his eyesight in 1985.
Huang now follows his hunchbacked wife around by clasping onto a bamboo pole, as she takes him along on daily errands.
The two married 55 years ago, when they were in their 20s, but were unable to have any children.
2. Wei Guiyi pictured guiding her blind husband Huang Funeng through the streets of their village.
On their wedding day, Guiyi and Huang promised to look out for each other for the rest of their lives. Huang Funeng said to his wife:
I am going to look after you for the rest of your life.
She told him:
I am going to depend on you forever.
Now Guiyi describes everything she sees on their daily walks to her husband and is in charge of everyday tasks like the shopping. She said:
We are very happy and have a contented life. We will always be by each other’s side.
I am his eyes and he is my everything.
3. Married couple Wei Guiyi and Huang Funeng do not let their ailments get in the way and help each other lead a happy life together.
Source: The People’s Daily.
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