he story of one couple working together to escape a fiery inferno has touched hearts across China.
On the night of February 28th, an apartment building in the Liaoning capital of Shenyang caught fire. A man named Li Shuo and his wife, Wang Xue, quickly fled their seventh-floor apartment with Li urging his wife to go first.
However, as she hurried down the stairs, Wang found that her husband was not behind her. Immediately, she turned around and climbed back up to look for him. By that time, the area was covered in smoke and Wang could barely see a thing. Fortunately, she literally stumbled upon him, lying on the floor having passed out from the smoke.
Wang got Li back on his feet and together the two walked down the stairs, making their way past the 5th floor where the fire had begun. Both made it out of the building alive, though they suffered burns to their head, hands, and feet. They have been recovering in a local hospital since then.
“Fortunately, neither of us gave up on each other. After going through this, we will cherish one another even more in the future,” Wang told reporters.