Girl Taking Care of Paralyzed Father Goes Viral

October 23, 2018  Editor: Xie Wen
Girl, 6, Taking Care of Paralyzed Father Goes Viral
Tian Haicheng's daughter takes care of him. [China Daily]

 

A six-year-old daughter taking care of her 39-year-old paralyzed father in a remote village in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region has become an online celerity after her father started livestreaming her help online.

Tian Haicheng lost the use of his arms and legs in a road accident in March 2016. Two months later his wife left, taking away their son who was born in 2008. So he now lives with his daughter and his nearly 70-year-old parents. After surgery, he was left in 120,000 yuan in debt.

Every day, along with his parents, his daughter washes his face, shaves him, help him use cellphone, gives him water and medicine.

After learning about the prospect of earning some money through livestreaming, Tian uploaded his first video on the Tencent-backed livestreaming startup Kuaishou in November 2016. His popularity rose rapidly after he uploaded videos of his daughter taking care of him.

"The video of my daughter feeding me porridge has more than 10,000 page views," he said, adding that a video of his daughter washing his face boosted the number of his followers by more than 10,000. He found that videos of his daughter were a hit.

In May 2017, he tried livestreaming for the first time, with only four to five viewers, mostly his relatives and the session lasted for less than 20 minutes.

But the business kicked off as his followers increased. He earned 5,800 yuan in April and more than 4,000 yuan in May. Now he has more than 450,000 followers and his income from Kuaishou is approaching 70,000 yuan in total.

Tian attributes his success to his daughter. He plans to give most of the earning to his father who helped pay off most of the debt and hopes to save some to send his daughter to college.

(Source: China Daily)

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