Suzhou senior’s kitted sweaters warm hearts in remote Qinghai
2018-01-25 16:10:00

An elderly woman in eastern China has been praised for knitting sweaters for children living apart from their parents in Qinghai province every winter since 2015, Yangtze Evening News reported.

Wei Zhenying, 71, of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, was spurred into action by an online charity appeal for children in remote areas of Qinghai, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Guizhou province who have insufficient winter clothing.

“It was heart-wrenching for me to see those kids’ hands severely frostbitten and swollen as big as steamed buns,” she said. “I couldn’t stop thinking about them.”

Wei immediately bought over 5 kilograms of cotton yarn and began knitting each day as early as 7 am. Within a month, she had sent 10 handmade sweaters to Qinghai.

The sweaters are specially designed for children, decorated with cute animal patterns and brightly colored thread.

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram