Man forced to choose between saving his wife or mother

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"A man forced to choose between saving his wife or mother when deadly floods hit his village in China opted for the latter.

An estimated 130 people have died and another 110 are missing as a result of flooding caused by freak storms in the country’s Hebei Province.

Gao Fengshou, who lives in Daxian in Xingtai City was woken up by his wife to learn that flood waters were rising and that they, their two kids and his father were in danger.

But according to reports, the 39-year-old decided to leave his family to fortune and go to save his mum across the village, whose house was waist deep in water.

Fortunately, he was able to successfully save his mum but rising flood water meant he was unable to return to his family.

After waiting several hours for the water to recede, he returned home to find his wife, Zhang, his two and four-year-old kids and dad huddled safely on the roof.

However, reports say his wife of five years felt the rescue mission was a betrayal and left.

Zhang reportedly returned to her parents’ home in East China’s Shandong Province, where Gao has now gone to beg for her forgiveness."

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In your opinion, did he do the right thing by choosing to save his mother? (Why/Why Not)
 
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His choice was definitely wrong his wife and children should have been first priority.
 

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All I can say is I feel sorry for the guy having to even have to make a decision like that.
You can't judge him in 'what could have been' what is .. Is that they are all alive, so it meant that he saved his mother's life.
 
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Gosh that must have been so difficult to do.

Maybe he should have put his children first but his mother was alone. I can't decide really.
 

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If the guy was able to get to his mother's house which was at that time half under water, then the situation at his house mustn't have been that bad at the time he made the decision.

It was a risk, but the wife and kids are alive and he saved his mom so they should be a little happier given the number of lives that were lost.
He took a risk, but they are all alive.
 

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i think he was right

wife and kids were capable of looking after themselves......since they did.........his mother was alone so needed help which he gave
 
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