好感動 孝子背母求醫 (Touching story: A loving and caring son carries his elderly mom to see the doctor)

Updated Mother’s Day Sunday 5/11/2014 8:08 pm @ Taipei, Taiwan – I found this story I shared in 2012.  How fitting it is mothers day!  Happy Mother’s Day to all!!  PS, what a coincidence it was posted 8:08 am last time and this time it is 8:08 pm!

Posted 3/4/2012 8:08 am @ Union City, California – Okay this is a little embarrassing…  I saw the title and the photo and instantly tears roll down my cheeks.  LOL.  I’m a sucker for stories like these…

caring son and his mother

Summary: Few days ago a college girl in Taiwan was at the hospital and she saw a man in his 50’s carrying his mother to see the doctor.  She was extremely moved by this and snapped a few photos and shared it on her facebook.  It went viral immediately and has more than 25,000+ views/shares after 2 days.  She was touched because her own father is disabled and she understands the effort required to take care of a sick family member.

In society, we spend a a lot of effort taking care of the young.  However the elders are often neglected and gets sent to senior homes and such.  It is really sad.  If you happen to read this, please take some time to talk to your parents or grand parents.  Plan a weekend and take them out or just go see them.  You have no idea how much even just a little phone call will brighten their day.  It shows that you care about them.  Don’t ever forget how much love and attention they gave you when you were young.  When people need you the most that’s when you should step up and give back.  🙂  Love makes the world go around…

Various calligraphy styles for the Chinese character 孝.

About the character 孝…  I couldn’t think of a word to translate that.  So I put it into google translator and:

fil·i·al (adjective) [fil-ee-uhl]

1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience.
2. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent.
3. Genetics . pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F  followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.

filial piety (noun)

(in Confucianism) the important virtue and primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one’s parents and elderly family members.

Main Entry:   filial piety Part of Speech:   Definition:   in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors


Source: http://tw.nextmedia.com/applenews

 好感動 孝子背母求醫「什麼是愛 什麼是不離不棄」

caring son and his mother

2012年 03月04日

【李恩慈、辛啟松╱台南報導】台南市永康奇美醫院前天出現一個感人畫面,一名中年男子帶老母親看病,用花布包裹著羸弱行動不便的老母,背在胸前照顧,還不時調整姿勢讓老母躺得舒服些,一如母親照顧襁褓中孩子。
這個孝子的舉動被一名學生用手機拍下貼上臉書,賺人熱淚,兩天來已有兩萬網友轉貼分享。一網友說:「太感人了!父母生病時就要用愛照顧。」

臉書2萬人轉貼

將孝子照片貼上臉書的台南市崑山科技大學女研究生周雨朣(31歲)表示,前天下午到永康奇美醫院看病,在1樓大廳坐著等待領藥時,邊玩手機,突然間她抬頭看到前方座椅上有一名約50多歲的中年男子,用一方大花布包裹著左腿好像打著石膏的母親,把老母背在懷中,還不時注意老母的狀況,偶爾還挪一下位置,讓老母躺得舒服些。
周雨朣看了非常感動,直覺地拿起手機拍下畫面,回家後上傳到自己的臉書,她特別寫下「什麼是愛,什麼是不離不棄,小時候媽媽背你,長大了你會背媽媽嗎?」
周雨朣的臉書好友看到照片,也深受感動,轉貼分享到自己的臉書,截至昨天晚上為止,已有兩萬人轉貼。
當時在奇美醫院1樓大廳的還有一名董太太,也目睹孝子舉動。董太太說,她上前想幫男子推張床或輪椅讓男子的母親用,但對方卻低調回絕。「那個兒子滿頭大汗背著老母親,不但沒一點不耐煩,還不時關愛低頭跟媽媽輕聲細語;一個大男人能這樣事母至孝,真不簡單。」

「讓大家多反省」

董太太感慨說,現代人只願花時間帶小孩看醫生,卻把生病或年邁父母送安養院,「這孝子實在能讓大家多反省」。
親子教育專家吳娟瑜表示,現代人生活忙碌,都忽略「愛要即時」;這個孝子用最簡單又樸實方式,喚醒眾人內心對父母的愛,才會令很多人感動,值得讚揚。

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