“No strings attached” is the exact definition of love between parents and children, which is probably the most touching emotion in the world. As is vividly shown in the first picture, a beautiful young mother was holding her daughter’s little hand, with a warm smile on her face. The second picture shows that thirty years later, the little girl has grown up and the mother has become old. What has not changed is that they are still holding each other happily and tightly. The subtitle indicates, “Being supportive”. Is that all the author wants to tell us? Certainly not.
Without a doubt, the author’s purpose is not the picture itself, but to show us what hides behind the picture: warm emotion between two generations is of great importance, especially the young should respect and love the aged parents. Without their love and care, how could we have grown up healthily? We are supposed to show our warm love and to take care of them without hesitation. This could be best illustrated by the epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior. Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to take her aged father’s place in the arm. A large number of stories like this tell us that caring for the aged parents is not only Chinese traditional virtue, but our fundamental responsibility as well.
“Family love is mutual, silent, and everlasting.” It is an old cliche, but I do agree with it. Therefore, what we should do is to love our family, especially our parents who raise us up. Meanwhile, the mass media, such as radio, television, and the Internet, should make every effort to propagate and advocate this precious Chinese traditional virtue. Only in this way can we be worthy of the name of a Chinese.