Min Ziqian’s mother died when he was young, and his father remarried a woman with two sons. His stepmother mistreated him, making warm coats for her other sons, but a thin coat for Min Ziqian. When his father discovered the flimsy jacket and pattern of neglect, he ordered his wife to leave. Min Ziqian begged his father to give her another chance, arguing that if she left, all three sons would suffer from the cold. His stepmother was touched by his words, and from then on she treated Min Ziqian as lovingly as she did her biological sons.