Meng Zong’s father died, and one winter his mother became seriously ill. She craved bamboo broth as medicine, but with snow outside, Meng Zong’s search for bamboo turned up icy leaves and stalks. He began to cry, and his tears prompted fresh bamboo to sprout up. The bamboo cured his mother’s illness. His sincerity and selfless devotion inspired heaven and earth to respond, curing his mother’s illness.