Elderly woman walks 2 miles in the rain to pay off $1.49 debt

A 98-year-old woman from Zhejiang, China, found the energy to walk nearly two miles in the rain to repay a carpenter who made furniture for her son 50 years ago, according to AsiaOne

Sun Xingbao trekked approximately 1.86 miles to visit Zhang Falin, who had built several pieces of furniture in celebration of her son's marriage decades prior.

At the time, Sun's family was poor and could not pay Zhang the full workmanship charge. They owed 10 yuan, which, when converted to U.S. dollars, amounts to $1.49.

Last month, Sun reportedly remembered the old debt and felt unsettled. The woman went to a local bank to withdraw money and made the trip to Zhang's. 

When she arrived, she paid Zhang 1,500 yuan — approximately $223.49 — instead of the original debt, claiming that she also owed interest. Zhang initially refused but eventually accepted 1,200 yuan ($178.79) due to Sun's persistence. 

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