An 11-year-old Chinese boy who suffered from a brain tumor moved everyone in the hospital with his last request.
Liang Yaoyi, from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, made the decision to donate his organs to others in need while he was on his death bed.
Liang had reportedly wanted to be a doctor when he grew up and thought donating his organs would be the best path, according to China Daily.
"There are many people doing great things in the world," he said from his sickbed. "They are great, and I want to be a great kid too!"
He read a story about bone marrow donations to treat leukemia, along with another story called “Immortal Eyes” at school, which may have inspired him to make the decision, according to IFL Science.
His family members were initially concerned with the decision, but they ultimately wanted to fulfill their son’s last, dying wish.
When doctors wheeled him out of the operating room, they stopped to bow to him.
Within eight hours, the child’s kidney and liver were successfully used to save others.
Some Chinese internet users were inspired by Yaoyi’s deed and went on Sina Weibo, a Chinese social networking website, to share their thoughts about it.
“I am a parent myself, I can strongly sense his mother’s pain at heart. My highest respect to the child and his respectable mother,” posted one person.
“Little angel just came back home! What he did will bring happiness to others. He is our hero and worthy of our highest honor,” wrote another.