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Taxi driver takes Parkinson-diagnosed father to work [Copy link] 中文

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(China Plus)A taxi driver in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, has had a special passenger in his car - his father, who is a Parkinson patient, reports the Beijing News.


45-year-old taxi driver Li Jinzhu (Left) hugs his father inside his vehicle. [File Photo: The Beijing News]

According to Li Jinzhu, his father has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for five years, but the condition has gotten worsened in the past year.

Worried about leaving his father alone at home, the 45-year-old son chose to take his father to work.

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45-year-old Li Jinzhu waits for passengers outside the taxi, as his father sits inside the vehicle, accompanying his son. [File Photo: The Beijing News]

Li has reserved a seat in his taxi for his father ever since. While he waits or serves passengers, his elderly father will always be in the car and keep him company.

The son will pull over every now and then to give his father a little massage, or help him get out of the vehicle and take a short walk.

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Li Jinzhu helps his father walk a little bit outside the taxi. [File Photo: The Beijing News]

The pair usually have their lunch inside the car, and Li will buy his father some soft food that is easy to swallow.

Considering his father's needs, Li only picks up passengers for short-distance trips. The driver earns about 5 to 6 yuan (0.8-0.9 USD) per trip, with an income of 1,700 to 1,800 yuan per month.

Li said taking father in the car has given him unpleasant encounters, but most passengers, along with his peer taxi drivers, have shown kindness and understanding.

As today marks Father's Day, Li told journalists of Beijing News that he is willing to accompany his father as he ages, just as a song goes:

"You watched me grow up, and I will be there for you when you get old."

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It's an ordinary but heart warming story as many Chinese children would do for their own parents too.

Chinese "Xiao" filial piety makes every single day as "Parent's Day".

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