Taiwanese single mother raises tenant’s two kids like her own children

Wang held the boys in her arms and told them, “You are grandmother’s angels”

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/05/05
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A boy, left, raised by 60-year-old single mother Wang Su-zhu, gives Wang a big hug during a ceremony to commend her on Sunday, May 5. (Taiwan Fund for

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Single mother Wang Su-zhu (王素珠), who decided to end her hairdressing career and dedicate herself to raising her tenant’s two children full time 13 years ago, was commended on Sunday (May 5) by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families’ (TFCF) Yilan branch for her unselfish love, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Sunday.

Wang, 60, told CNA that she divorced her husband when she was 28 years old and that she raised her own kids by herself and later adopted a son. All the three children became married and have started their careers, she added. As she had been working as a hairdresser at home, she began to double as hairdresser and babysitter for her male tenant’s children 15 years ago.

Wang said her tenant divorced his wife 13 years ago, and then became depressed in the following years. She told the news outlet that as the tenant’s job situation was unstable, she was afraid that he would take his two sons away and become suicidal. Therefore, she said to him, “It doesn’t matter because I’ll help you out. Don’t think too much,” CNA reported. She decided to end her hairdressing career and begin caring for the two boys full time.    [FULL  STORY]

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