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A girl’s beautiful heart

(People's Daily Online)    10:22, July 17, 2015
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Zhou Meiling, a twelve-year-old girl saved a little boy from the wheel heedless of her personal safety on May 22, 2015 in Changsha, Hunan Province, the hometown of Lei Feng--a role model symbolizing selflessness, modesty, and dedication. She was also praised as "little Lei Feng" by the people.

The little boy was safe and sound while Zhou Meiling was hurt badly by the truck. After five hours of rescue, little Meiling's left leg was finally saved. However, she still needed multiple operations due to the severely damaged skin.

Little Meiling was born to a poor rural family. High cost of treatment became a large burden of the family. When the news spread out, many people lent their helping hands.

After experiencing five major surgeries, Meiling transferred to a rehabilitation ward. "She is very optimistic and always smiling." doctors told the reporter. "My greatest wish is to leave the hospital earlier, then I can wear beautiful skirts." Meiling said.

"The donation beyond the cost of treatment will be used to help students in difficulty." Meiling's father told the reporter. A local Lei Feng charity organization will also set up a benevolent fund named after Meiling to help those students in difficulty learning from Lei Feng.

"Why to save the little boy?" "If I didn't save him, he would have lost his life." Meiling said. "If you were in face of the emergency, you would have lent a hand." her father answered sincerely.

It's just Meiling's parents' every word and action that water the seeds of kindness in her heart. The beautiful hearts of children come from the accumulation of beautiful kindness.

This article was edited and translated from 《美玲的美丽心灵》, source: People's Daily, author: Hou Linliang.

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