The 30-year-old who looks like a toddler: 2ft 7in man has stopped growing since the age of two

* Wang Tianfang, from rural China, cannot talk and needs around-the-clock care
* His heart-broken mother doesn't know what has caused her son's abnormality  
* But she said she wanted him to live and would look after him no matter what
* The mother also said her biggest wish is to hear Tianfang calling her 'mother'

A 30-year-old Chinese man has stopped growing since the age of two and is still the size of a toddler.

Born in 1987 in rural eastern China, Wang Tianfang suffers from an unknown condition, has never been able to talk and needs around-the-clock care.

Wang's mother, 52-year-old Chu Xiaoping, said her biggest wish was to hear her son calling her 'mother', but sadly she had not been able to.


His mother, 52-year-old Chu Xiaoping, said her son stopped growing between two and three years old and his intelligence stopped developing too

Ms Chu is the sole carer of Wang Tianfang. The part-time cleaning lady has to give him around-the-clock care, from dressing him up in the morning to feeding him food at meal times.

The family live at the Wangfan Village of Yuexi County in China's Anhui Province.

Ms Chu said Wang Tianfang stopped growing when he was between two and three years old. He has stayed 80cm (2ft 7in) tall since then and his intelligence has not developed.

Ms Chu said when Tianfang was three years old, people suggested she abandon him by the road or in front of a temple and give birth to another child.

The mother firmly refused and said she would look after Tianfang no matter what.

In order to take care of her son, Ms Chu, Tianfang's sole carer, makes a living by picking tea leaves in the mountains and working as an hourly cleaning lady in town.

Tianfang's skin starts cracking when the weather gets cold.

Ms Chu provides around-the-clock care to Tianfang. Her daily tasks include dressing him up in the morning and feeding him food at meal times.

Although Tianfang cannot talk, he appears to be able to stand on his own. 

Ms Chu would ask her neighbours to look after Tianfang when she has to leave home to work.

She has never been able to find out what has caused her son to stop growing and cries whenever she talks about Tianfang.

In an interview with Pear Video, a tearing Ms Chu said she had previously been told by a doctor that it was a miracle for her son to live this long.

The woman then broke down in tears and said: 'All I wish is for his life to extend. I do not wish to see him die.'  

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