The person I ' d like to talk about is my grandfather, who is just a common farmer. He possesses the characters of most common people in China： hard-working, sincere and devoted to the kids. My grandfather didn' t earn much,but he managed to put my father through university. He lived in a small village in Hebei Province. After I was born, he came into the city to look after me. I'll never forget the efforts he made to help me read. I was five years old and I haven't learned to read yet. My grandfather spent so many hours helping me because my father was very busy. He would force me to come to his room and he tutored me very strictly because he was determined that I would get a head start on the other students. As a result, I could read before I entered school,and that helped me gain an advantage in school.
Besides reading and writing,my grandfather also taught me the value and importance of kindness to others. He told me that we don ' t do kindness just to gain favor,but because that' s what our true nature expects us to do. As well,he taught me that kindness isn't all smiles and praise； sometimes it involves strict and harsh words for the right reasons.
I love my grandfather very much. Now I ' ve grown up and grandfather is becoming old. I hope he is happy in his old age.