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Heartwarming photos show girl posing for wedding photos with widowed mother

(People's Daily Online)    10:20, October 30, 2018

(Photo/Shiyan Evening News)

A girl posing with her widowed mother for wedding photos she never had has melted hearts across the country, a local newspaper in central China’s Hubei province reported on Oct. 26.

In the pictures, the 63-year-old mother, an illiterate street cleaner, wore a white wedding dress and broke down in tears when her daughter handed her a bouquet of flowers.

"Every woman wants the chance to wear a beautiful wedding dress. My mother never had the chance, so I decided to make it happen for her,” said the 28-year-old daughter with the pseudonym Ma Er, from Shiyan in central China’s Hubei province.

(Photo/Shiyan Evening News)

On Sept. 20, Ma Er took her mother to a photography studio to take wedding pictures. It was a surprise for her mother, who wept with joy upon receiving a bouquet of flowers during the photo shoot.

Ma Er said her father died 21 years ago and was never able to provide her mother with a wedding picture.

“My mother worked very hard to raise my brother and I,” said the woman, adding that now she is grown up she can help her mother more.

(Photo/Shiyan Evening News)

Ma Er, who used to work far away from her hometown, was previously only able to see her mom once a year. Last year, she moved her business back to Shiyan in order to have more time with her mother, who is now in her mid-sixties.

“Besides cleaning the streets, my mother has a part-time job in a factory, which we don’t think she should do because of her age, but we can’t stop her,” she said.

(Photo/Shiyan Evening News)

“We think she wants to make it up to us on behalf of our father,” Ma Er added.

The wedding pictures have touched the hearts of netizens; many writing “These are the most beautiful wedding photos I’ve ever seen". Others sent their best wishes to the mother and daughter. 

(Photo/Shiyan Evening News)

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