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97-year-old raised 6 orphans, stayed single his entire life

(People's Daily Online)    13:24, March 22, 2016
97-year-old raised 6 orphans, stayed single his entire life
Peng and his fifth adopted son, Luan Jingtong.

In 1954, 8-year-old orphan Yan Jingcheng met his 35-year-old foster father, Peng Yunsong. Over the next 15 years, Peng adopted five more children. Though his six adopted children—Yan Jingcheng, Guo Tingzhong, Zhang Xiuqing, Gao Yubin, Luan Jingtong, and Liu Yuzheng—have different family names, they share one father and one family.

Peng has never married. He worked in a machinery plant, picked up garbage on the road, and did any part-time jobs he could find to help support his children. Now Peng is 97 years old and his lifetime of good deeds is being paid back.

All six of the orphans Peng adopted have their own fulfilling and wonderful lives. Peng did not want to be a burden on them, and it was only in 2013, after he turned 94, that he finally agreed to move to Harbin to live closer to one of his children, Luan Jingtong. Even today, Peng still works four hours a day at an inn. In his spare time, he uses WeChat to talk to his children and grandchildren. 


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(Editor:Yao Xinyu,Bianji)

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