Wang Zi Heng was just six years old when he met a pretty girl of the same age living in the same neighbourhood and instantly fell in love with her. He even told his mother that he had met the woman of his dreams (yes, at six years old).
Wang and the girl went to the same kindergarten in Zhangzhou city, in China’s Henan province. They played together every day and soon became inseparable.
They would secretly kiss when they played house. The parents found the young couple adorable. One day, they dressed-up the pair in wedding clothes and snapped a picture of them on an old wooden bridge in the city.
Soon after the picture was taken, Wang was forced to move away from the neighborhood to a different area. He lost touch with his one true love. Still, over the years, Wang never forgot the girl he had fallen in love with as a child. He searched for her, but could find no information.
“I didn’t even know her full name, I just used to call her Xixi, which was her nickname,” he said. “I kind of always had her in my mind and when I was older I did go back there but she had moved as well and there was no way I could find any more about the family.”
It looks like Wang and Xixi were destined not to be together. But fate had other plans.
By some strange coincidence, Wang’s parents happened to bump into one of Xixi’s relatives, one day. Wang was thrilled to be able to contact his childhood sweetheart again – now a young woman named Xiang Chung.
“I got her address and a number and called her and arranged to meet her,” he explained. “I didn’t even know if she would remember me, but she did and when we met all the old chemistry was instantly there. We started dating and then we decided that we really were going to marry.”
On their wedding day, Wang and Xiang went back to the same old bridge and posed once again – this time, for a real wedding photograph!
And Andy Lau sang ‘Ai Ni Yi Wan Nian’ at their wedding dinner, and everyone went home happy and drunk. (ok, this bit is quite a stretch)