Two years ago, Zhou Zhimei’s husband was beaten to death by Fei’s father and uncle in a dispute over drinking water in Yunnan Province.
The two men were sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Fei had to live with his grandma because his mother left home when he was a baby, according to ccwb.cn.
Last year, Fei’s grandma passed away, and he became an orphan. Zhimei volunteered to adopt Fei, and support him through school.
When her neighbors asked why, she said: “The kid’s innocent. I can’t abandon him; he’s an orphan now. My two children had to leave school due to lack of money, but I want Fei to stay at school and be educated.”