Just 10, but he's the rock of the family

His shoulders may be tiny and his frame small, but Liu Hao, 10, in north China's Hebei province is the rock of his family, caring for his invalid mother, who is estranged from his father. Yesterday, like any other day, the elementary school pupil was
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His shoulders may be tiny and his frame small, but Liu Hao, 10, in north China's Hebei province is the rock of his family, caring for his invalid mother, who is estranged from his father. 

Yesterday, like any other day, the elementary school pupil was seen preparing the meals, doing the laundry and helping his mother turn in bed to prevent bedsores.

 His story moved many when it was featured on TV in China.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline 'Just 10, but he's the rock of the family'. Print Edition | Subscribe