Despite losing both his arms in an accident when he was very young, Chinese farmer Chen Xingyin has not allowed his disability to stop him from working hard or living a normal life. The 48-year-old from Chongqing city accomplishes most tasks using his mouth and feet, and even manages to care for his 91-year-old mother.
According to Scoop, Chen’s heartwarming story recently caught the attention of Chinese netizens, and he has been making headlines since then. “I have good feet even though I don’t have hands,” he told Chinese media. He vehemently opposed the idea of begging for money at the city’s railway station, even though beggars manage to earn a lot more than he does. Instead, Chen says he prefers to work for a living, and he uses the income to take care of his elderly mother.
Chen lost his arms in an electrical accident when he was only seven years old. His two sisters got married when he was 14, and his father and older brother died before he was 22. Since then, he has taught himself to cook, farm, and perform household chores using his feet and mouth. He can even cut wood and light a fire with his toes. He raises pigs, chickens, and is even growing some crops. He’s got over 20 goats and he herds the animals to graze every afternoon.