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A stroke of genius - Three-year-old Chinese boy goes viral for amazing calligraphy skills04:27

A stroke of genius - Three-year-old Chinese boy goes viral for amazing calligraphy skills

China, Heilongjiang province
August 23, 2022 at 07:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

A three-year-old boy from China's Heilongjiang province has taken social media by storm, thanks to his incredible gift for calligraphy.

Footage captured last Sunday shows Tao Yubo practising with his older cousin Tao Yuxuan, who has been teaching him for just half a year. Tao Yubo has barely learnt to speak but has already mastered over a hundred beautiful Chinese characters.

Gao Feng, the toddler's uncle, believes calligraphy is much more than a simple hobby and hopes the ancient art form will shape Tao Yubo into a model citizen.

"For the future, the teachers of calligraphy said the student needs to learn from the morality, wisdom, and skills from the lessons. So, I wish the child can be useful to society in the future and serve the people. It is also in the interest of the child," he said.

The boys' parents have been sharing videos of their exceptional talents on TikTok, where they have now amassed over 860,000 followers.

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A three-year-old boy from China's Heilongjiang province has taken social media by storm, thanks to his incredible gift for calligraphy.

Footage captured last Sunday shows Tao Yubo practising with his older cousin Tao Yuxuan, who has been teaching him for just half a year. Tao Yubo has barely learnt to speak but has already mastered over a hundred beautiful Chinese characters.

Gao Feng, the toddler's uncle, believes calligraphy is much more than a simple hobby and hopes the ancient art form will shape Tao Yubo into a model citizen.

"For the future, the teachers of calligraphy said the student needs to learn from the morality, wisdom, and skills from the lessons. So, I wish the child can be useful to society in the future and serve the people. It is also in the interest of the child," he said.

The boys' parents have been sharing videos of their exceptional talents on TikTok, where they have now amassed over 860,000 followers.