A man from north China was so keen to inspire his young daughter about the value of a good education that he took her to an open day at a prestigious local high school even though she had a high fever and was attached to an IV drip.
Footage of the pair attending the annual event at Hengshui Middle School in Hebei province on Saturday was published by Pear Video on Thursday.
The father said in the film that his 10-year-old daughter - neither of whom were named - had been sick for the past four days but he was determined she should not miss out on the opportunity.
"We don't have culture, but we hope that our children can have culture," he said. "We wanted her to come and take a look at the scope of education offered at schools like Hengshui Middle School … she really wanted to feel the atmosphere [here]. We have had this dream from when she was young."
In the video, he is seen repeatedly telling the child that she "must get in".
"You must not fail to live up to your daddy's expectations of you," he said.
His passion did not sit well with some internet users, however, though others admired his efforts to give his daughter a better life.