This is really amazing and heartwarming story! And yes, we need more people like Tong Phuoc Phuc from Vietnam in this world! This is how the story goes – this man from Vietnam, Tong Phuoc Phuc has shown the world what true selflessness is!And, now you probably ask yourself – how? Well, this mean has saved the lives of more than 100 children over the last 15 years. Tong Phuc says that it all began in 2001 when his own wife was pregnant. He went with her to the hospital and noticed that pregnant women were entering the next room and coming out no longer with child.
And, after some time, he realized what was going on in there. The idea that these babies didn’t have a chance to come into this world broke his heart. So, what he did? Well, he asked if he could take the aborted children from the hospital so they at least could be given a proper burial in an appropriate place.
So, this is the main reason why he bought a land at the top of the mountain, called Hon Thom in the city of Nha Trang with his savings. So, after some time, he began burying the dead babies in this idyllic setting. At first, his wife thought he is crazy, but Tong wouldn’t give up on his dream. He mentioned that he buried more than 10,000 babies over the years, but what he really wanted to do was save these babies in the first place. He said his graveyard isn’t just a place for sadness, it’s a garden meant to touch women who are feeling uncertain.
Many women from Vietnam, who didn’t have the means and the funds to raise their children started coming to Tong and asking for help. So, this amazing manstarted adopting countless children from these poor mothers. The idea is that once the women are in a more secure life position, the children may return to them. So, his graveyard has become a special home for more than 100 children.
He realized that it was impossible to keep track of all “his” kids, so he came up with easy-to-remember nicknames for each: All the boys were called “Vinh “(honor), and all the girls were called “Tam” (heart). The second and third names are the mother’s name and Tong’s family name, respectively. But this dad doesn’t treat these kids as foster children, they are each like one of his own.
Yes, we all know that caring and raising for so many children is a huge and difficult task, but Tong loves his role as father.
Tong Phuc said:
“I will continue this work till my last breath. And I really hope my own kids will continue helping people when I’m gone.”
He said that you can see the love and gratefulness in the eyes of each of his children. This is really amazing and heartwarming story! Don’t hesitate to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a nice day!