This is a hero’s face: Lou Xiaoying has been praised in China for saving more than 30 abandoned babies over the years.
A Chinese woman who has spent her life in poverty is being hailed a hero for selflessly saving dozens of abandoned babies over the course of her lifetime.
According to Chinese newspaper Yanzhao Metro Daily, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying has rescued more than 30 abandoned babies from the streets of Jinhua, China, over the past four decades.
Together with her late husband, who died 17 years ago, Lou personally raised four of the orphaned children, while others were taken in by Lou’s family and friends.
Now suffering from heart and kidney failure, Lou — who scavenged recyclables from trash cans for a living — is finally being recognized for her years of quiet service, with many in her community stepping forward to lend a hand in her final days.
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