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Chinese Man Shows World What Real Love Is By Carving 6,000 Steps Up A Mountain For Wife

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The tale of a 70-year-old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up a mountain for his 80-year-old wife has moved millions of people in 2006, Wednesday morning the man passed away in the cave, which has been the couple's home for the last 50 years.

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The story began half a century ago when 20-year-old Liu Guojiang fell in love with widowed mother Xu Chaoqing.

In a twist worthy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, friends and relatives criticized the relationship because of the age difference and the fact that Xu already had children.

Desperate to escape market gossip and the scorn of their communities, the pair eloped to live in a cave in Jiangjin County in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

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Their story came atop a list of China's top ten love stories organized by the Chinese Women Weekly, which collected tales from around the country since July.

At the beginning, life was harsh and Xu felt that she had tied Liu down and repeatedly asked him, "Are you regretful?"

Liu always replied, "As long as we are industrious, life will improve."

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Liu and his wife were not present at the award ceremony due to their age, but their son, Liu Mingsheng, came with a kerosene lamp that his father had made from an ink bottle.

"My parents have lived in seclusion for more than 50 years because of their love for each other. They had no electricity and my father made kerosene lamps to lighten our lives," he said.

"My mother seldom goes down the mountain, but my father cut the 6,000-plus stairs for her convenience," Liu said. "It's a ladder of love."

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Source: asianoffbeat

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that's so dahm cute (o___o)

i wonder how much time it took him to do that.

soo precious x333

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thats the sweetest thing o.o

<3

<3floriee

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aww...there's really true love in this world.. I feel really lucky for the woman, able to find someone who loved and cared for her <3

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aww...thats really sweet!!!! true love :blush:

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Old people are so sweet!

-tear-

<333

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How sweet~ True romanticism right there...

RIP <3

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sweet love story <3 theres really is true love, he expressed it fairly well. :]. his wife must of been the happiest woman alive. may he rest in peace

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awww thats so sweet too bad he passed

away D:

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her smile is adorable. they are so lucky to have found each other.

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That is so sweet. :lol: It's wonderful how much love they have for each other. :)

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that's true love right there. <3

may he rest in peace

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omg.. thats so sweet T^T

but he passed away ><..

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wowww thats so romantic. awee lucky lucky wife

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i wonder how long it took him to do it

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Whoa.... that is sweet...

but i wouldnt wanna climb up those stairs...

looks hard and very slippery...

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thats such a sweet story but still sad=[ that made me smile

--Jenn Ly

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oh...that made me tear up..sweet....

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omg... this litterally made me cry... soo damn sweet!! i wonder how his wife is doing now that he has passed :tears:

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aww that's soo cuteeeeeee.. :wub::wub::wub:

RIP to him

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