Tam Lin came from a very low-income household. The young girl was obligated to help her parents from a very young age.
Tam’s challenging fate was entrusted to a chance encounter that funded her university education.
The young girl grew up in a rural village in the Sichuan region. Her mother was overwhelmed with household responsibilities, her father struggled to find a stable career, and money was always scarce.
Tam eventually had to take care of her younger sisters.
A major earthquake only worsened the family’s situation.
Tam, tired of worrying, met businessman Zheng Hua in the new neighborhood. He had grown up in a similar family and was fully aware of the poor girl’s difficult situation.
Tam and Zheng Hua visited Tam’s parents while he left them his contact information.
When the girl finished her studies, he advised her to call.
That’s exactly what Tam’s father did, and the businessman kept his word by recommending her for admission to Sichuan Medical University and funding her studies.
Twelve years later, as an adult, Tam Lin was employed as a licensed optometrist in a famous hospital. Zheng Hua happened to be brought to this hospital by coincidence.
“I received quite a terrible diagnosis,” the businessman later said. “It was becoming uncontrollable.”
Even though Lin worked in a different department of the hospital, she stepped in to help.
She called her friends, and Zheng was immediately guided, beyond all administrative issues, to the best healthcare professionals. And within two days, everything had completely stabilized.
“I sent Tam to study 12 years ago. She is currently saving my life. This clearly shows that being polite pays off,” the merchant told the media.
Tam Lin and Zheng Hua remain close. Both parties are now grateful.