Neighborly Love in China

An American lady that I know here in China had to have emergency surgery in the hospital. Chinese hospitals tend to make most of us Americans nervous, but this experience is pretty neat (well, as neat as emergency surgery can be, I suppose). She is an English teacher at one of our city’s many universities and when the English department there learned she was hospitalized, they asked for student volunteers in the English program to sit with her in 3 hour shifts each day for 12 hours. She has been in the hospital for a week now and is expected to be there for at least 10 days. Every single day, for 12 hours each day, there has been at least one student with her to act as assistant and translator for her. The other day, the doctor came in and told her she could start eating scrambled eggs. There were three students there at the time visiting her and they immediately left and came back not long after with a hot plate, a pan, and some eggs and proceeded to make her scrambled eggs. When they left, they left her the hot plate and the pan and eggs so that she could have someone make her more later if she wanted them. Can I just say?  This. Is. Cool. and Heartwarming.

winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂

P.S. It’s going to be weird to buy white chicken eggs again. Here in China, mostly they are just brown.

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