June 7th, 2011 | By Olivia | Opinion
October 20th, 2010 | By Key | News
Merry Christmas everyone! This recent viral video named “Christmas 2010 – Colin – the most romantic Christmas gift” is a love story between a man, Colin from the United States and a Chinese girl Chen Xiaohuan which has touched millions of Chinese netizens. Enjoy!
His name is Colin, a man from United States, when he came to China 15 years ago, he never thought of meeting a person here that he would dedicate himself to. When Christmas is approaching, he is going to carefully choosing a gift for this person.
Colin: “Actually I don’t like to go shopping, she goes shopping by herself.”
Her name is Chen Xiaohuan, in a car accident three years ago, she went through the test of life and death; at the same time the tragedy also tested a man’s heart. This man is Colin.
Colin: “I asked the doctor, how he thought Xiaohuan will be in the future. He really could not answer me. Because he said, everyone’s brain is different, their conditions in the feature will also be different, because some people give up, and some people keep working out. He thought that she will eventually walk. Because she could feel her left feet, she should be able to walk, but not for sure.”
In 2005, had just graduated from college, Colin came to Taiyuan, Jiangxi province and became an English teacher. In a student’s birthday party he met a beautiful girl from Guangxi, Chen Xiaohuan. At the time she was working as purchasing agent in a company and that student was the son of Chen Xiaohuan’s boss.
Colin: “Love to chat with her, go stake boarding with her…”
Xiaohuan: “We often went stake boarding…”
Colin: “We were really very happy before, we also love to go dancing, she dances very well.”
Xiaohuan: “He knows how to shop for cloth, he knows what girls wear.”
Colin: “We would ride our bikes together, I would ride the bike, she sat behind me…”
Colin: “When she was in a coma, the first week, Xiaohuan was in terrible condition. Her heart, her lung and her stomach all had problems because of issues with her brain. The doctor told me to go to his office; he said that Xiaohuan might die, they asked me to sign my name…” (Cry)
“I don’t really know how to cook, but I made this soup. I went to the supermarket and bought all these vegetables, putting them into a pot, and I mixed them. I made the soup, and gave to Xiaohuan to drink every day. That is the real reason why she woke up.” (Smile)
Maybe it was the magic of Colin’s soup, Xiaohuan woke up after being in a coma for two weeks. Colin now only works half a day each week and spending almost all his time into taking care of Xiaohuan.
Christmas Eve is approaching, Colin and Xiaohuan are both waiting for that moment of happiness.
After carefully choosing, Colin finally gave the Christmas gift to Xiaohuan.
Xiaohuan “I feel that he must be really tired. He has to go to work, make money and take care of me. He could have been living a happy life without me. He is a very nice person.”
Colin: “The most difficult time was when she just woke up. I needed to get my visa, I needed to go to Suzhou University. They told me they can give me the visa, but I must go to school every day. If I didn’t go to class, they said they would call the police and then I could no longer live in China. So I went to class in the morning and worked during the afternoon and evening. I needed to make money because Xiaohuan’s medical costs were very expensive.”
After the careful consideration, Colin already knew what to give her.
“She doesn’t want me to go shopping, she thinks that I should save money. Now she feels every uncomfortable because she cannot work now and has to spend my money. Therefore she thinks I should not buy her presents, she thinks it is more important to buy food. So we secretly buy her stuff.”
“I think she looks good with hat… she likes black.”
Xuaihuan: “He is a very responsible man. I never thought of him taking care of me like this and never gave up.”
Colin: “In Suzhou, many foreigner friends gave me a lot of money. My parents in the United States gave me some money. Many Chinese friends also gave me money. I really thank them.”
“I know you told me that I am not supposed to buy you a present, but I thought I really want to buy you a present, Merry Christmas.”
A hat means so much love. In this Christmas Eve what Xiaohuan got was not just a hat, but the most valuable thing in the world – true love.
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