There aren’t many options for adults with disabilities in China. But rather than let his son with cerebral palsy just sit at home, one Beijing father took matters into his own hands. He opened a restaurant so that his son would have a place to go, things to do and people to learn from.

Since he started working at the restaurant called “Hand in Hand,” Zhao Jiuhe’s motor skills and language have improved. The restaurant hasn’t yet turned a profit, but that’s okay, Jiuhe’s dad says. It’s giving his son a sense of purpose and a feeling of happiness, reports CNN.

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