We then had lunch in the VIP dining room. It was very nice, and much more food than 20 people could eat! I ate octopus for the first time. Small ones with heads still on(!). The food was delicious, and Emmett ate a huge amount. The director seated herself next to him, and continued offering him food and feeding him throughout the meal. I could tell she was making the most out of her last meal with Haixing! Many people stopped in to say hello. We heard many times that he was the orphanage favorite! When it was time to go our guide asked him if he had anything to say to the director. He said, "Goodbye, see you later." As we got in the van he blew her a kiss and left smiling. It was very touching that he trusts us already! It was a great experince, though very emotional for the parents and grandparents!
A few of the nannys that cared for Emmett Haixing
Emmett Haixing showed us his bed
Emmett Haixing took this picture of his two best friends
The entrance to the building where he lived
Emmett took this picture of Director Zhang