Viral Video: 84-Year-old Woman Smiles, Gives Her Mother, 106, Sweets

Published November 22nd, 2019 - 07:01 GMT
It was captured after 106-year-old Mrs Wuyang had come back from a wedding ceremony, bringing with her a handful of nuptial candy, according to Yang Gengsheng, a neighbour who recorded the clip. (Video screenshot)
It was captured after 106-year-old Mrs Wuyang had come back from a wedding ceremony, bringing with her a handful of nuptial candy, according to Yang Gengsheng, a neighbour who recorded the clip. (Video screenshot)
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Chinese pensioner, 84, couldn't hide her excitement after being given candy.

No matter how old we are, we are always our parents' child. 

Just like this 84-year-old great-grand-mother who smiled like a little girl after receiving a sweet from her mother, who is 106 years old.

The Chinese pensioner's act has melt the hearts of millions after a video of the scene was posted to the country's social media. 

The footage was filmed on Sunday in the township of Longtang in Minquan County, central China's Henan Province.

It was captured after 106-year-old Mrs Wuyang had come back from a wedding ceremony, bringing with her a handful of nuptial candy, according to Yang Gengsheng, a neighbour who recorded the clip.

Mr Yang said that Mrs Wuyang's daughter, Yang Chengzhi, had not been able to attend the wedding, which was held by the daughter of one of Mr Yang's friends.

Mrs Wuyang went to the ceremony as a guest together with Mr Yang. 

Before Mrs Wuyang left the banquet, she asked the bride if she could bring some sweets back home and the bride agreed.

When Mrs Wuyang saw her daughter relaxing in the sun in front of their house, she immediately took a sweet out of her pocket and gave it to her. 

Chengzhi said she felt pain in the legs that day, therefore couldn't go to the celebratory event.  


'[I] did not expect that [she had asked for] the sweets for her daughter, it was so moving,' Mr Yang told Henan Daily.  

Chengzhi is the elder sibling of the two daughters of Mrs Wuyang. Her sister, Yang Dezhen, is 78 years old. 

Her brother-in-law, Jia Shengxiu, told the reporter that Mrs Wuyang was widowed at the age of 30 and brought up the two children on her own.

Mr Jia said Chengzhi and Dezhen took turns to look after their mother who was born on March 19, 1913.

Speaking of Mrs Wuyang's secret to her longevity, Mr Jia said the great-great-grandmother lived a simple life.

'I don't think my [mother-in-law] has done anything special. She likes being clean and is very friendly,' the man said.

'She doesn't eat anything special normally and has never taken any dietary supplements. She has three normal meals and is not a fussy eater.'

Mr Jia added that Mrs Wuyang enjoyed watching TV.

'[She] often watches it until midnight and goes to bed happily, and then sleeps until the next morning,' he added. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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