If you’ve been feeling down and out lately because you don’t believe you have what it takes to make a living and survive, think again. The human spirit is capable of doing amazing things.
According to the Daily Mail, 48-year-old Chen Xinyin takes care of his paralyzed 91-year-old mother by spoon-feeding her using his teeth.
This loving son watches over his mother full time in Chongqing, located in southwest China. He lost his arms after surviving being electrocuted when he was just a boy.
As if that wasn’t enough of a hardship to deal with, when he was 20-years-old, his father died unexpectedly and left him behind to care for his sick mother.
A friend of his once proposed that he resort to begging on the streets to provide for his family, but he furiously replied, “I have no arms but I have good feet. I can’t go make that sort of money.”
Despite not having his arms, Chen makes a living farming and weaving baskets. His incredible determination and love for his mother have captured the world’s attention.
Caring for an aging parent alone is complicated, it is one of life’s toughest responsibilities. But can you imagine trying to do it without arms?
Check out some captivating photos of his life in the slideshow above.