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…
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…
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: n Definition: in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors
好感動 孝子背母求醫「什麼是愛 什麼是不離不棄」