Devoted soldier cooks his wife 12 months worth of dinner to support her while he's deployed
When people imagine grand gestures of love, they often picture piles of red roses, massive diamonds, and mounds of chocolates, but one loving husband in China proved that true love can be expressed simply by giving the everyday necessities of life from the heart.
Yin Yunfeng is a 27-year-old Chinese soldier who only gets to see his wife, 26-year-old Zhao Mai, once a year because he is stationed in the outskirts of Tibet. On his last visit home, he noticed that his wife, a teacher in Anshui in China’s Guizhou province, was so busy with work that she did not get to eat healthy, home-cooked meals. He decided that as a gift to her before he left he would make her a year's worth of meals to eat while he was away.
He got to work cooking and freezing 12 months' worth of individually portioned out dinners, including 150 liters of his wife's favorite noodle soup, over 1,000 dumplings, and other wholesome meals. He then stored these in their freezer and family members' freezers.
Yin Yunfeng wrote to his wife, "You’re so focused on your work and have so much to read when you get home that I want to make life easier for you."
His demonstration of love continued as he hid a bunch of sweet treats around the house and promised to reveal their locations one by one in letters home to cheer her up when she is lonely. He revealed the first treat, writing, "Here is your first surprise. You can find a bag of raisins at the back of the sofa in the living room."
His wife, Zhao Mai's, heart was very touched by this demonstration of devotion. She explained, "I have to admit his food packages help keep me going and it’s great to know that he loves me. In some way every time I have my meal I know he is with me."
Isn't that so sweet? Now that is what I call true love!