Friday, 27. March 2015
05. 08. 14. - 15:00
When polio-stricken He Ying-hui was told she could not go to school because the journey was too tough for her, her best pal refused to turn her back on her.
Instead loyal He Qin-jiao volunteered to give her a piggy back every day - a four mile round trip in Hunan province, central China - rather than leave her friend behind.
Heroic Qin-jiao - now 13 - kept it up for three years before local health officials awarded her pal a wheelchair last year.
Even then, the dedicated pal pushed her friend to and from school every day and carried her up and down stairs to different classrooms.
Now Qin-jiao's loyalty has been rewarded after news of her good deeds went viral thanks to Chinese media who declared her 'China's Most Beautiful Student'.
"It is nice to be recognised but I didn't do it for that," said modest Qin-jiao.
"She is my best friend and school would not have been the same without her. If that meant I had to carry her than that's what I had to do.
"I didn't mind it at all. It gave us a chance to have a good chat before and after school every day," she added.
When Ying-hui was asked to describe the most important person in her life as part of a creative writing project, she wrote: "He Qin-jiao uses her little young shoulders to prop up my sky."
She added: "I wouldn't have been to school at all if it hadn't been for her. She's the best friend anyone could have."
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|OAP Left Bus-t By Conmen Stages Protest|
|Curvy Conwoman With A Lot Of Front Busted By Cops|
|Speeding Biker Floors Grandpa And Grandson|
|Three Die From Poisoning At Volcanic Hot Spring|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.