A Chinese man identified as Gao Fengshou, from 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 says 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.