Consider your faith in humanity restored.
Chinese millionaire Xiong Shuihua didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth. In fact, he was born in a village of wooden huts and muddy roads. But despite growing up in poverty, Shuihua says that his family had always been taken care of and supported by the other residents living there.
Recently, he decided to return the favour.
Now a business tycoon, the millionaire returned to the village where he was born and bulldozed the huts and shabby infrastructure. In its place, he built luxury flats for the residents and let them move in for free. The run down area has been completely transformed in the process, and now 72 families are enjoying their new digs.
Meanwhile, another 18 families who were particularly kind to Shuihua were given even nicer villas of their own in a project that cost more than $6 million. After the residents moved into their new homes, he even promised to supply three meals a day to the older residents and those on a low income to make sure they could get by.
An elderly local named Qiong Chu, told the Daily Mail that the millionaire’s parents “were kind-hearted people who cared very much for others, and it’s great that their son has inherited that kindness.”
Now that’s being truly rich.