pictured: child playing under Lou’s care.
Miracle mum Lou Xiaoying has been hailed a hero in China after details of her astonishing work with the country’s abandoned children emerged.
Lou – now 88 and suffering from kidney failure – found and raised more than 30 abandoned babies from the streets of Jinhua, in eastern Zhejiang province where she scraped a living recycling rubbish.
She has her husband Li Zin – who died 17 years ago – kept four themselves and passed others on to friends and family to start new lives.
Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just seven – was found as an hours old baby dumped in a trash bin.
“If we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,” she explained.
Now Lou has become a symbol of kind-hearted charity in China, where thousands of babies are abandoned on the streets by their poverty stricken parents.
One fan explained: “She is shaming to governments, schools and people who stand by and do nothing. She has no money or power but she saved children from death or worse.”