Long-distance relationships are hard as it is, but a young married couple from China has been going through an especially tough time lately. Loving 27-year-old husband and soldier Yin Yunfeng is stationed far from his wife, Zhao Mai, in a remote outpost in Tibet. Sadly, he can only see her once a year.
But when he found out that Mai, a school teacher, has been too busy to make herself food most nights after work, he decided to do something that will keep her well fed in his absence.
Before leaving for his next tour, Yunfeng went into a cooking frenzy, making his busy wife 12 months worth of meals at one time.
Meanwhile, I don”t even make cereal most of the time because I feel like it takes too long.
The year-long batch includes 1,000 dumplings and 150 liters of noodle soup, which is his wife”s favorite.
I”d have a hard time not eating all this at once, to be honest.
Along with the feast, Yin Yunfeng left a simple note. He says, “You”re so focused on your work and have so much to read when you get home that I want to make life easier for you.”
All right, Yunfeng, now you”re just making the rest of us look bad.
In addition to the meals, Yunfeng hid several treats around the house — the location of which he”ll only reveal when Mai”s feeling blue and needs a pick-me-up.
Let”s hope Mai doesn”t have any dogs, since I”m sure they”ll find them way before she does.
Mai is appropriately flattered by the gesture, saying, “I have to admit, his food packages help keep me going and it”s great to know that he loves me. In some way every time I have my meal I know he is with me.”
What a sweetie.
So, when Yunfeng makes 12 months of food for his wife, he”s a hero…but if I buy a year”s worth of Nutter Butter cookies at Sam”s Club, I”m a pig? But seriously, let”s hope Yunfeng is reunited with Mai after this tour. Maybe then he”ll have time to make food for the rest of us.