'Happy Granny' Spreads Positive Energy Online

December 27, 2018
Editor: Liu Yanmei
'Happy Granny' Spreads Positive Energy Online
Cao Xuemei [China.com]


76-year-old Cao Xuemei is a new online celebrity who is famous for her webcast and being called "Happy Granny".

Every morning and at 8:30 in the evening, Cao will appear in her room live with her husband Cui Xingli chatting and interacting with viewers.

When they do the live broadcast, whatever she says, her husband will follow. Some netizens thought that Cui deliberately made fun of everyone at first, but later learned that Cui was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

In order to take care of her husband and kill time, under the advice of her granddaughter, Cao began to do webcasts. She never expected to become an online celebrity or win more than 30,000 fans.

Cao was even covered in a report by official microblog account of CCTV news in 2017.

Recently, she was invited to participate in the CCTV New Year's Day special program, and made a special trip to Beijing to share with her audience and friends the lively moments in her life.

Since Cui's first stroke in 1997, he has been ill for 20 years. Cao uses nearly all her energy to take care of Cui. 

Cao recalled that once her husband left home and it took the whole family six hours before they finally found him. When asked why he went out by himself, Cui replied, "I was looking for my wife."

Lots of viewers love to watch the happy and moving daily life of the senior couple. Many netizens have said they are exactly what love looks like. 

At present, live broadcast has become a way of life for Cao. Expressing a positive and optimistic attitude towards life through live broadcasts, passing on love and positive energy, is not only the goal that Cao has been striving for, but also reflects the important social value played by live broadcasting.

(Source: China.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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