18 year old high school student Xie Xu, has been carrying his disabled friend to and from school on his back for the last 3 years. The piggy-backing friend, Zhang Chi, 19, suffers from muscular dystrophy, a disease that results in progressive skeletal muscle weakness and potentially a shortened lifespan.
Currently, Xie makes at least a dozen daily trips with his friend, two hundred days per year, and he even brings Zhang his meals everyday. But beyond their friendship Xie Xu and Zhang Chi are also the top students in their class.

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