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 all in danger.
But according to reports, the 39-year-old decided to leave his family to quickly go and 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.
His wife of five years now feels the rescue mission was a betrayal and has left him.
Zhang returned to her parents’ home in East China’s Shandong Province, where Gao has now gone to beg for her forgiveness.
But if you are the wife what will you do?